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Good News: Hot Chocolate Is Good for Your Heart!

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Tired of drinking green tea but still want to load up on antioxidants, which fight cancer and heart disease? There are some pretty exciting ways to get your antioxidants.

Red wine, for example. Not a wine-drinker? Cranberry juice also contains a lot of antioxidants.

Fruits and vegetables in general are a great source of antioxidants, but if you're not in the mood for fruits and vegetables, drink a mug of hot cocoa.

Hot cocoa contains two to three times the amount of antioxidants that green tea does, and twice as much as red wine. You can, of course, get the antioxidant benefits of cocoa in other forms too, such as in candy bars and other desserts.

But your average cup of cocoa contains a lot less saturated fat than a regular chocolate bar. And you can cut down fat and sugar more by using skim milk and an alternative sweetener. What's more, though you could drink your cocoa cold, researchers recommend hot cocoa because the heat tends to trigger more antioxidants than cold cocoa.

Read More:

"Hot Cocoa Tops Red Wine And Tea In Antioxidants; May Be Healthier Choice" (Science Daily)

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