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Does chocolate contain antioxidants?

Will Clower, PhD
Nutrition & Dietetics
High-cocoa chocolate is a particularly potent antioxidant. Cells incubated with cocoa extract or its main antioxidant, epicatechin, lower the amount of reactive oxygen species (ROS) waste produced by your cells. In other words, the more epicatechin present, the lower the levels of damaging ROS. The biggest health benefit of the antioxidants in cocoa is that the accumulation of cellular waste can be prevented before it starts.
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