Benefits of Hawaiian Vintage Chocolate
provides a number of nutrients the body requires daily. A milk
chocolate bar weighing 1.4 ounces, contains about three grams
of protein, 15% of the daily value of riboflavin, 9% of the
daily value of calcium, 7% of the daily value for iron and 10%
of the daily requirement for potassium.
- A 1.4 ounce
milk chocolate bar contains approximately 210 calories. Approximately
20 pistoles of Hawaiian Vintage Chocolate contain 8 grams of
fat and 9 calories per gram. A third of its fat is stearic acid
which is not assimilated by the body.
at UC Davis have found that chocolate contains a number of flavonoids,
compounds which retard the oxidation of fats preventing low
density lipoprotiens (LDLs) from creating plaque and clogging
antioxidant potency roughly matches that of gallic acid, another
potent antioxidant, and is even more effective at cutting oxidation
of (LDLs) than those in red wine (consumption of which has been
found to reduce significantly an individual's risk of heart
- In addition
chocolate contains tannins and phenolics, the same chemicals
that act as antioxidants in laboratory tests of red wine. 1.5
ounces of milk chocolate contain about as much phenol as a 5
ounce glass of red wine. Dark chocolate contains even more phenol
than milk chocolate.
- Dark Chocolate
contains no cholesterol.
contains copper (.8mg per 100g) which enhances red blood cells'
ability to carry oxygen. The average woman is deficient in copper.
A good source of copper is liver but wouldn't you rather eat
also contains phosphorus (138mg per 100g) which is an essential
component of phospholipids that makes up our cell membranes.
is followed closely by theobroma as the chocolate chemical most
responsible for lifting depressions. It is one of a group of
plant-based stimulants called methylxanthines whose best know
member is caffeine. Chocolate has straight caffeine , too, but
in very small amounts (70mg/100g). The effects of theobroma
are similar to, but milder than caffeine's, and include alertness
and decreased fatigue.
high level of magnesium (131mg per 100 g) is also credited for
adding to the euphoria one gets from eating chocolate. Magnesium
levels are found to be low during menstruation.
(3mg/100g) and tyramine (2mg/100g) are also present in chocolate
and provide a mild calming, balancing effect.
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