flavanol


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flavanol

[′fla·və‚nȯl]
(biochemistry)
Yellow needles with a melting point of 169°C, derived from flavanone; a flavanoid pigment used as a dye. Also known as 3-hydroxyflavone.
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Mars has been an innovator in the field of nutrition science for over 20 years, taking a comprehensive and systematic approach to researching cocoa flavanols' role in supporting human health while inspiring others to conduct research that expands the overall scientific understanding of cocoa flavanols.
The antioxidant quantitative data from the present study show that the flavonol content of RU and RF are higher when compared to that of GT, with flavanol content of GT higher than that of RU and RF.
This study confirms the results of a similar study in 2006 which found that UV induced erythema was significantly decreased after regular intake of high flavanol chocolate.
The 20g Choxi+ dark Minibar is even better: just half a bar--a mere 51 calories--gives you the flavanol antioxidants you need for the day.
More than 1,100 volunteers ate chocolate flavanols in 119 different medical trials.
Furthermore, the increased level of erythrocyte deformability observed in this study suggests improvements in blood flow as well as oxygenation in individual organs, similarly as has been recently observed in humans after two-week cocoa flavanol intake [58].
"We know that flavanols and the compounds they're metabolized into can cross into the brain and improve blood flow there," says Harvard flavanol researcher Naomi Deirdre Fisher.
While you might assume the darker the chocolate, the higher the flavanol content, this isn't necessarily so.
(39), 19 hypertensive patients with glucose tolerance disorder were randomized and a group of patients were given 100 grams of bitter chocolate rich in flavanol for 15 days and the other group was given the same amount of flavanol-free white chocolate.
Researchers say the chemicals, called flavanols, can be turned into medication to prevent or treat the condition.
While the effects tended to be fairly subtle in young, healthy study participants, several studies noted that long-term cocoa flavanol consumption in elderly study participants helped them quite a bit.