WoooHooo! Chocolate for Sun Protection!

Happy Friday, everyone! My friend at Beach Treasures came up with some valuable info about another way to get benefits from chocolate. Enjoy!

Beach Treasures and Treasure Beaches

Just in case you missed it, there’s even more good news for beachcombers!

First wine, and now chocolate for sun protection… It keeps getting better and better.

As if we needed another reason to eat chocolate: German researchers have shown that ingesting types rich in cocoa solids and flavonoids—dark chocolate—can fight skin cancer! Their findings are only preliminary because they come from a trial of just 24 women who were recruited to add cocoa to their breakfasts every day for about 3 months. (Why, oh why, wasn’t I one of them?)

…Moreover, after 12 weeks of consuming the flavanol-rich cocoa, the women’s skin was 16 percent denser, 11 percent thicker, 13 percent moister, 30 percent less rough, and 42 percent less scaly than it was at the beginning of the experiment. Although the mechanism for most of these benefits remains unclear, the Düsseldorf researchers suspect that improved blood flow was…

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7 thoughts on “WoooHooo! Chocolate for Sun Protection!

  1. Great news! Andrew Weil once wrote something about dark chocolate, red wine, and green tea is what he uses (and recommends) for flue prevention because of all their antioxidants. Now, this skin study!! For me, it’s even better news because three of my family members had/have melanoma. I get Trader Joe’s 72% bars and have a couple squares a day. Love it! Hugs!

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