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Cocoa helps most for high blood pressure

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

CocoaAll who are convinced that tea works best for their increased blood pressure, are in error – a piece of chocolate is far more effective, say German scientists. Any food rich in cocoa reduces blood as much as a cup of green or black tea could not show it in the publication of his study in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine. Its results show that cocoa reduces the risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular problems by 10-20%. And cocoa and tea contain polyphenols – chemical class of substances known to favorably affect the cardiovascular system. However, polyphenols in cocoa are of a different type – pro-cyanids that are more efficient. Polyphenols contained in fruits and vegetables. So now the most popular recommendation for people with cardiovascular problems is to use larger quantities through them. However, Cocoa is rich in these substances is much more effective, say German scientists and warned: “Do not reach for each piece of chocolate – dark would be done only necessary.
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