Healthiest Chocolate Fix

Healthiest Chocolate Fix
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Which has the highest levels of beneficial phytonutrients: baking chocolate, chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or semi-sweet chocolate?

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The phytonutrients in soy responsible for lowering cancer risk are called isoflavones—a type of flavonoid. 

There are also flavonoids in chocolate, but where are they found the most? According to a new study this year, in terms of phytonutrient content, is the healthiest chocolate fix baking chocolate, chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or semi-sweet chocolate chips?

Here’s the graph. Which one takes the cake? Cocoa powder is definitely the best way to get your chocolate fix.

You know how dark chocolate is like 70% cocoa solids? Well, cocoa powder is like 90+% cocoa solids—that’s basically all it is!

#2 is the baking chocolate. Which is #3, though? The semi-sweet chips are actually #3, with dark chocolate #4.

Any guess as to last place? Well, they’re both pretty useless, but the hint is the “genuine chocolate flavor.”

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Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

The phytonutrients in soy responsible for lowering cancer risk are called isoflavones—a type of flavonoid. 

There are also flavonoids in chocolate, but where are they found the most? According to a new study this year, in terms of phytonutrient content, is the healthiest chocolate fix baking chocolate, chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or semi-sweet chocolate chips?

Here’s the graph. Which one takes the cake? Cocoa powder is definitely the best way to get your chocolate fix.

You know how dark chocolate is like 70% cocoa solids? Well, cocoa powder is like 90+% cocoa solids—that’s basically all it is!

#2 is the baking chocolate. Which is #3, though? The semi-sweet chips are actually #3, with dark chocolate #4.

Any guess as to last place? Well, they’re both pretty useless, but the hint is the “genuine chocolate flavor.”

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by veganmontreal.

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Nota del Doctor

Interested in more about cocoa/chocolate? Check out these videos:
Cocoa Good; Chocolate Bad
Dark Chocolate & Artery Function
A Treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

And check out my other videos on cocoa

For more context, also see my associated blog post: The Best Foods: test your nutrition knowledge.

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