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Hershey Says Dark Chocolate May Be Healthier Than Fruit Juice
Here's news I've been waiting for... even if it's in a study that's conducted by Hershey:
Dark chocolate and cocoa have more anti-oxidant capacity than fruit juice, according to a study released Sunday in the Chemistry Central Journal.
Chocolate products also have more heart-healthy flavanols and polyphenol, the study found. The good news doesn't apply to hot cocoa mix, which is processed.
"When looking for a sweet snack, a square of dark chocolate might, in fact, be your healthiest choice," said Suzanne Steinbaum, a cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan.
The New York Daily News reports the details on the study at their website.
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