Researchers concentrated the antioxidant flavanols from Chocolate and gave them to Diabetics to see if the flavanols can strengthen their veins.
Functional chocolate not only tastes great but is healthy for your cardiovascular system.
“Conclusions: Diets rich in flavanols reverse vascular dysfunction in diabetes, highlighting therapeutic potentials in cardiovascular disease.”
“Sustained Benefits in Vascular Function Through Flavanol-Containing Cocoa in Medicated Diabetic Patients”
J Am Coll Cardiol, 2008; 51:2141-2149, doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2008.01.059
© 2008 by the American College of Cardiology Foundation