oct 22, 2017
CHOCOLATE is no good for our hips but it sits alongside fruit and vegetables when it comes to preventing disease, scientists have found. Human guinea pigs gorged on M&M's in a recent study, which found a substance in chocolate called procyanidins had a beneficial antioxidant effect, said CSIRO scientist Ivor Dreosti. Procyanidins are a type of polyphenol, a substance whose antioxidant effect was also found in fruit, vegetables, tea and red wine. Antioxidants are belived to protect the body against "free radicals", which contribute to chronic diseases.