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Cocoa Powder Antioxidants
Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more
See below: There are two main types of cocoa powder. Natural cocoa powder is produced using the process detailed above, and it is naturally very strong, slightly acidic, and very dark. Dutched cocoa powder or dutch cocoa is produced by adding an alkali to the press cake to mellow the flavor and make the color less intense.These beans are harvested in large pods which are split open& fermented then roasted. ...Read more
Apart from healthy eating,to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder,vanilla extract & stevia daily?
Sounds good: So good, in fact, that if this is what you want to drink, drink it and don't even worry whether this is our idea of a perfect ideal beverage choice. If you are healthy, just staying physically fit is much more important than obsessing over food choices. I would bet you know this already. Enjoy the chocolate. ...Read more
Does 60 mg of ascorbic acid or cocoa powder cause acid reflux? I have been told citrus and chocolate are not good.
They can - depends: Every person is different, and every stomach reacts to different foods by producing a different amount of acid (for a different period of time). Thus, while citrus and chocolate have been reported to cause worse acid reflux in some people, so have tomatoes, spicy foods, peppers, vegetables, and even antacids! The only way to know for u is to change your diet and see if the symptoms get worse. ...Read more
Can cocoa powder to change the color of bowel movements? I've had protein drinks containing 25% iron and vitamins now bm are very dark brown.
?question: Not sure of the question here? It appears you have been drinking protein drinks high in iron, which can indeed cause your stools to turn darker in color. Knowing that, there is no need to now take another product to try and alter the color again. You just need to realize with iron supplements, your stool will be darker in color. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Caffeine/hot cocoa: Hot cocoa has about the same amount of caffeine as decaf coffee (which still has small amounts of caffeine after processing). If caffeine makes you jittery, you can take the hot cocoa to help stay alert without side effects. If you drink caffeinated coffee or tea regularly, the hot cocoa won't keep you much more awake. ...Read more
Cocoa is not a drug: If you love it - it may seem that it should be regulated, but is's just a liquid food. The average woman takes 47 hrs - man 33 hrs for any food to pass from mouth out of body. Wide variability, so it can be up to 72 hrs. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Can i directly apply pure or raw cocoa butter on entire face , which i can purchase from a supermarket and used of cooking ?
Not a good idea.: If you wish to optimize your skin, good sun protection and daily moisture is advised. Greater specifics can be provided by a dermatologist and/or and experienced aesthetician. Be healthy and be well, james m. Ridgway, md www.Larrabeecenter.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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