CHOCOLATE AS A PILL?
Pills have usually been associated with those of us taking medication for complaints but how would you react if your doctor prescribed you a dose of chocolate pills?
Well, this unlikely scenario could soon be coming to medical practices up and down the country because of cocoa’s well researched health benefits. In chocolate it has widely been known that dark chocolate and those with little or no sugars are better for you than their heavily processed alternatives. Now research has indicated that the consumption of cocoa based flavanols helps to maintain the elasticity of blood vessels as well as positive outcomes in conditions ranging from Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimers Disease.
Mars in the UK has recently created a pill based flavanol supplement after two years of extensive research at Mars Symbioscience that created a process whereby the cocoa flavanols can be extracted without damaging their complex biochemistry. This process Mars has copyrighted as ‘Cocoapro’ and results in the purest form of the flavanols that have the greatest health benefits for humans.