Bacteria in the Gut Has Been Useful, Chocolate Pill Coming… Another new benefit of dark chocolate has been found for human health. A research team from Louisiana State University announced the results of laboratory studies at the American Chemical Society meeting, and it was claimed that a bacteria in the intestines is beneficial for the heart. British chocolate company Mars, on the other hand, wants to take advantage of this benefit of dark chocolate by making chocolate pills for heart health.
According to the news reported by the BBC, scientists revealed that gut microbes such as Bifidobacterium feast on chocolate and secrete beneficial polyphenol compounds. Adding fruit to chocolate is believed to increase fermentation.
Dr. It is reported that John Finley and his research team tested cocoa powder and that solid dark chocolate contains the same polyphenols, or antioxidant compounds.
STARTING CHOCOLATE PILL TRIALS
At the same time, it is stated that the US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute is planning a large chocolate pill trial for heart disease, while the project will be carried out with chocolate producer Mars, and the company has patented the method of extracting this special type of ingredients - flavanol - from high-density cocoa.
Dr., who will lead the trial. JoAnn Mason says, “You won't get these preservative 'flavanols' in most candy stores on the market. Cocoa 'flavanols' are often destroyed by processing,' he says, while the goal of the study is to 'see whether the non-sugar and fat-free chocolate components have any health benefits.
According to some experts, “chocolate can be enjoyed as a treat, but eating large amounts of chocolate is not beneficial.”
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