December 6, 2012 by
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Good ol' healthy fun In case you missed it, Berry Yo has been serving delicious hot chocolate all season long. Not only does it warm you up and put the spirit of the holidays in you, but new research shows that it has health benefits as well.
According to research done at Cornell University, hot chocolate contains a good helping of antioxidants, which help protect your body against "free radicals." Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Antioxidants then protect your cells against these effects, and thus can help in preventing heart disease & cancer.
Not only that, but the main type of antioxidants found in hot chocolate are flavanols, which may improve mild cognitive impairment in the elderly.
So next time you're thinking about indulging in some hot chocolate, don't feel guilty, go right ahead and rest assured that in addition to the great taste, you're strengthening your body as well. Berry Yo has white and regular hot chocolate available for $3.00 plus tax throughout the holidays. Feel good this holiday season, in more ways than one.
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