benefits of cocoa that have been reported in multiple studies , you need to consume high cocoa content chocolate. So if the first several ingredients listed are some sort of sugar, that particular product isn't something for you to eat regularly for your health. Instead, you need to look for high cocoa content chocolate, otherwise known as dark chocolate. The higher the cocoa content the better, but it should be at least 50-60% cocoa. Just be warned that when switching from milk chocolate to dark chocolate, it requires an adjustment in taste & palate. The really high cocoa content (70-80%) stuff can be pretty bitter if you're not used to it.By the way, as an added benefit, the really good stuff also is a reasonable source of dietary fiber, another component of a healthy diet. So it appears that you can have your chocolate and eat it, too! Mangia! But we need to be clear that chocolate (at least here in the States) is not the same thing as cocoa. Nor is hot cocoa necessarily good cocoa. To obtain the
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