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Is cocoa healthy?

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Cocoa has been proven to be a healthy treat as the antioxidants it contains are double those found in red wine, and studies suggest that flavanols found in cocoa can help prevent memory loss. Antioxidants have also been proven to help prevent cancer and aging as they fight free radicals in the body.

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Cocoa hasalsobeen studied for compounds that bacteria in the stomach produce when they digest it, that have been found to help the heart and reduce inflammation, reports NPR. A cup of hot cocoa is also high in gallic acid equivalents, an acid that is used to treat internal hemorrhaging as well as diabetes.

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