Preliminary studies show that chocolates may keep high blood
pressure down, help blood flow and keeps your heart healthy.
One study showed that favonols in cocoa prevents fat-like
substances in the bloodstream from oxidizing and clogging the
arteries, and make blood platelets less likely to stick together
and cause clots. Flavoniods are plant compounds with
potent antioxidant properties; Cocoa beans contain large
quantities of the flavonoids; and so do red wine, tea,
cranberries, peanuts, strawberries, apples and many other
fruits and vegetables. The flavoniods in chocolate are
called flavonols.