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Dark Chocolate, Not Milk Chocolate, Raises Antioxidant Levels

Blood analysis taken one hour after a full three ounces of dark chocolate were eaten showed a significant rise in antioxidant levels, including levels of epicatechin, a well-known dietary flavonoid.

Earlier studies have even shown that eating chocolate leads to a long life. However, the key issue is although chocolate might provide some antioxidants, it is also loaded with sugar, and eating sugar is one of the most devastating things you can do to your physical health.

Nancy Appleton just updated the sugar page so now there are 124 ways sugar can ruin your health listed.

Nature August 28, 2003

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