Cocoa For Weight Management?

Cocoa For Weight Management? You've probably heard that there are antioxidants in cocoa called polyphenols. A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggests they might have a beneficial effect on weight management. Research conducted at Penn State University found that cocoa extracts play a role in blocking carbohydrate and fat breakdown in the digestive system.

True Strength Moment: Obviously eating a lot of chocolate is not going to benefit any dieting effort. But, in moderation, cocoa extract may help support heart, skin and even brain health. Whether it works for weight management has yet to be seen, but experimenting with a cocoa-flavored 120 calorie whey protein shake one way to put this theory to the test.
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