Phillip Minton M.D.

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Ways You Can Maximize Healthfulness of Hot Chocolate

In Uncategorized on January 3, 2015 at 10:56 am

Cocoa powder and cocoa oil are unusually healthy products of the cocoa bean.¬†Based on all the research I have done, it seems evident that cocoa is so loaded with healthful ingredients that even heating or processing it to various extents leaves it as a very powerful health food. Still, I cannot help but admire those who seek to obtain an even more powerful “health hit” from cocoa and chocolate. Many chocolate manufacturers and wholesalers are working on various ways to maximize the healthy nature of chocolate. One group of healthful components found naturally in the cocoa bean that they try to preserve or enhance are the many antioxidants in cocoa. Perhaps the most common way they do this is to minimize the processing of the cocoa bean. Some interesting articles on ways to boost the natural healthiness of hot chocolate ( hot cocoa ) have been published lately.