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  • n. Plural form of flavanol.


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  • In addition to being a good source of folic acid, copper and magnesium, chocolate and cocoa contain flavanols, a type of flavonoid that has antioxidant properties and a positive impact on blood pressure and improved blood flow to the heart and brain. (

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  • The latest studies used a specially made laboratory drink extra-rich in flavanols.

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  • : The cocoa is full of compounds called flavanols and produce a lot of benefits, relaxing blood vessels, reducing blood clotting, improving blood flow.

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  • They're called flavanols and can provide health benefits.

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  • But most of that research focused on a group of compounds in chocolate called flavanols -- which unfortunately tend to get processed out of the chocolate you buy at the grocery store.

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  • High quality chocolate contains natural preservatives called flavanols.

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  • Antioxidants called flavanols found in cocoa are believed to be the reason why chocolate is good for blood pressure because the chemicals help the smooth muscle cells of the blood vessels to relax and widen.

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  • Previous research has suggested that the answer may lie in complex molecules called flavanols, which recruit the gas nitric oxide to the cells that line the inner walls of blood vessels.

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  • Phytochemicals known as flavanols, which are found in chocolate, fruits and vegetables, can boost th ...


  • (09 / 29 / 2005) Phytochemicals known as flavanols, which are found in chocolate, fruits and vegetables, can boost the levels of nitric oxide in the blood of smokers and reverse some of their smoking-related impairment in blood vessel function, according to a new study in the Oct. 4, 2005, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. News


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