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What’s in a Cocoa Bean? Why chocolate gives you energy

by Amber Johnson

Before you buy a house it’s important to have an inspector check the house to make sure it’s in good shape and worth your investment. Shouldn’t it be as important, if not more, to take similar precautions with what we eat? If we’re going to put something in our body it’s important to know what’s really in there. There is more to a cocoa bean than meets the eye and misconceptions about chocolate run rampant.

I feel like I keep raving about all the great antioxidants in chocolate but I’ve never really explained what antioxidants do. According to dictionary.com, an antioxidant is “any substance that inhibits oxidation, as a substance that inhibits oxidative deterioration of gasoline, rubbers, plastics, soaps, etc.” Now do you understand? Simply put, antioxidants hinder cell damage in a number of ways, in particular they are thought to help prevent heart disease and aid in memory and learning. Antioxidants are abundant in fruit and vegetables and the cocoa bean is no exception.

Have you ever noticed your energy pick up after consuming chocolate? This is because cocoa beans naturally contain both caffeine and theobromine, which has effects similar to caffeine. This has two sides to it. On one hand, cocoa has caffeine, explaining why it is addictive but also giving us a reason to avoid consuming it on a regular basis. But, on the other hand, cocoa has higher levels of theobromine and can act as a natural energy drink, replacing the unknown (not to mention unpronounceable) ingredients in energy drinks found in decorated cans in the grocery store or gas station.

Like anything else, cocoa has its ups and downs. It’s important to know about them, especially if you only associate cocoa as being bad for you, because you just might find that like any good book, you can’t judge cocoa from the outside.

What’s in a Cocoa Bean? Why chocolate gives you energy

by Amber Johnson

Before you buy a house it’s important to have an inspector check the house to make sure it’s in good shape and worth your investment. Shouldn’t it be as important, if not more, to take similar precautions with what we eat? If we’re going to put something in our body it’s important to know what’s really in there. There is more to a cocoa bean than meets the eye and misconceptions about chocolate run rampant.

I feel like I keep raving about all the great antioxidants in chocolate but I’ve never really explained what antioxidants do. According to dictionary.com, an antioxidant is “any substance that inhibits oxidation, as a substance that inhibits oxidative deterioration of gasoline, rubbers, plastics, soaps, etc.” Now do you understand? Simply put, antioxidants hinder cell damage in a number of ways, in particular they are thought to help prevent heart disease and aid in memory and learning. Antioxidants are abundant in fruit and vegetables and the cocoa bean is no exception.

Have you ever noticed your energy pick up after consuming chocolate? This is because cocoa beans naturally contain both caffeine and theobromine, which has effects similar to caffeine. This has two sides to it. On one hand, cocoa has caffeine, explaining why it is addictive but also giving us a reason to avoid consuming it on a regular basis. But, on the other hand, cocoa has higher levels of theobromine and can act as a natural energy drink, replacing the unknown (not to mention unpronounceable) ingredients in energy drinks found in decorated cans in the grocery store or gas station.

Like anything else, cocoa has its ups and downs. It’s important to know about them, especially if you only associate cocoa as being bad for you, because you just might find that like any good book, you can’t judge cocoa from the outside.

What’s in a Cocoa Bean? Why chocolate gives you energy

by Amber Johnson

Before you buy a house it’s important to have an inspector check the house to make sure it’s in good shape and worth your investment. Shouldn’t it be as important, if not more, to take similar precautions with what we eat? If we’re going to put something in our body it’s important to know what’s really in there. There is more to a cocoa bean than meets the eye and misconceptions about chocolate run rampant.

I feel like I keep raving about all the great antioxidants in chocolate but I’ve never really explained what antioxidants do. According to dictionary.com, an antioxidant is “any substance that inhibits oxidation, as a substance that inhibits oxidative deterioration of gasoline, rubbers, plastics, soaps, etc.” Now do you understand? Simply put, antioxidants hinder cell damage in a number of ways, in particular they are thought to help prevent heart disease and aid in memory and learning. Antioxidants are abundant in fruit and vegetables and the cocoa bean is no exception.

Have you ever noticed your energy pick up after consuming chocolate? This is because cocoa beans naturally contain both caffeine and theobromine, which has effects similar to caffeine. This has two sides to it. On one hand, cocoa has caffeine, explaining why it is addictive but also giving us a reason to avoid consuming it on a regular basis. But, on the other hand, cocoa has higher levels of theobromine and can act as a natural energy drink, replacing the unknown (not to mention unpronounceable) ingredients in energy drinks found in decorated cans in the grocery store or gas station.

Like anything else, cocoa has its ups and downs. It’s important to know about them, especially if you only associate cocoa as being bad for you, because you just might find that like any good book, you can’t judge cocoa from the outside.

What’s in a Cocoa Bean? Why chocolate gives you energy

by Amber Johnson

Before you buy a house it’s important to have an inspector check the house to make sure it’s in good shape and worth your investment. Shouldn’t it be as important, if not more, to take similar precautions with what we eat? If we’re going to put something in our body it’s important to know what’s really in there. There is more to a cocoa bean than meets the eye and misconceptions about chocolate run rampant.

I feel like I keep raving about all the great antioxidants in chocolate but I’ve never really explained what antioxidants do. According to dictionary.com, an antioxidant is “any substance that inhibits oxidation, as a substance that inhibits oxidative deterioration of gasoline, rubbers, plastics, soaps, etc.” Now do you understand? Simply put, antioxidants hinder cell damage in a number of ways, in particular they are thought to help prevent heart disease and aid in memory and learning. Antioxidants are abundant in fruit and vegetables and the cocoa bean is no exception.

Have you ever noticed your energy pick up after consuming chocolate? This is because cocoa beans naturally contain both caffeine and theobromine, which has effects similar to caffeine. This has two sides to it. On one hand, cocoa has caffeine, explaining why it is addictive but also giving us a reason to avoid consuming it on a regular basis. But, on the other hand, cocoa has higher levels of theobromine and can act as a natural energy drink, replacing the unknown (not to mention unpronounceable) ingredients in energy drinks found in decorated cans in the grocery store or gas station.

Like anything else, cocoa has its ups and downs. It’s important to know about them, especially if you only associate cocoa as being bad for you, because you just might find that like any good book, you can’t judge cocoa from the outside.

What’s in a Cocoa Bean? Why chocolate gives you energy

by Amber Johnson

Before you buy a house it’s important to have an inspector check the house to make sure it’s in good shape and worth your investment. Shouldn’t it be as important, if not more, to take similar precautions with what we eat? If we’re going to put something in our body it’s important to know what’s really in there. There is more to a cocoa bean than meets the eye and misconceptions about chocolate run rampant.

I feel like I keep raving about all the great antioxidants in chocolate but I’ve never really explained what antioxidants do. According to dictionary.com, an antioxidant is “any substance that inhibits oxidation, as a substance that inhibits oxidative deterioration of gasoline, rubbers, plastics, soaps, etc.” Now do you understand? Simply put, antioxidants hinder cell damage in a number of ways, in particular they are thought to help prevent heart disease and aid in memory and learning. Antioxidants are abundant in fruit and vegetables and the cocoa bean is no exception.

Have you ever noticed your energy pick up after consuming chocolate? This is because cocoa beans naturally contain both caffeine and theobromine, which has effects similar to caffeine. This has two sides to it. On one hand, cocoa has caffeine, explaining why it is addictive but also giving us a reason to avoid consuming it on a regular basis. But, on the other hand, cocoa has higher levels of theobromine and can act as a natural energy drink, replacing the unknown (not to mention unpronounceable) ingredients in energy drinks found in decorated cans in the grocery store or gas station.

Like anything else, cocoa has its ups and downs. It’s important to know about them, especially if you only associate cocoa as being bad for you, because you just might find that like any good book, you can’t judge cocoa from the outside.

What’s in a Cocoa Bean? Why chocolate gives you energy

by Amber Johnson

Before you buy a house it’s important to have an inspector check the house to make sure it’s in good shape and worth your investment. Shouldn’t it be as important, if not more, to take similar precautions with what we eat? If we’re going to put something in our body it’s important to know what’s really in there. There is more to a cocoa bean than meets the eye and misconceptions about chocolate run rampant.

I feel like I keep raving about all the great antioxidants in chocolate but I’ve never really explained what antioxidants do. According to dictionary.com, an antioxidant is “any substance that inhibits oxidation, as a substance that inhibits oxidative deterioration of gasoline, rubbers, plastics, soaps, etc.” Now do you understand? Simply put, antioxidants hinder cell damage in a number of ways, in particular they are thought to help prevent heart disease and aid in memory and learning. Antioxidants are abundant in fruit and vegetables and the cocoa bean is no exception.

Have you ever noticed your energy pick up after consuming chocolate? This is because cocoa beans naturally contain both caffeine and theobromine, which has effects similar to caffeine. This has two sides to it. On one hand, cocoa has caffeine, explaining why it is addictive but also giving us a reason to avoid consuming it on a regular basis. But, on the other hand, cocoa has higher levels of theobromine and can act as a natural energy drink, replacing the unknown (not to mention unpronounceable) ingredients in energy drinks found in decorated cans in the grocery store or gas station.

Like anything else, cocoa has its ups and downs. It’s important to know about them, especially if you only associate cocoa as being bad for you, because you just might find that like any good book, you can’t judge cocoa from the outside.

What’s in a Cocoa Bean? Why chocolate gives you energy

by Amber Johnson

Before you buy a house it’s important to have an inspector check the house to make sure it’s in good shape and worth your investment. Shouldn’t it be as important, if not more, to take similar precautions with what we eat? If we’re going to put something in our body it’s important to know what’s really in there. There is more to a cocoa bean than meets the eye and misconceptions about chocolate run rampant.

I feel like I keep raving about all the great antioxidants in chocolate but I’ve never really explained what antioxidants do. According to dictionary.com, an antioxidant is “any substance that inhibits oxidation, as a substance that inhibits oxidative deterioration of gasoline, rubbers, plastics, soaps, etc.” Now do you understand? Simply put, antioxidants hinder cell damage in a number of ways, in particular they are thought to help prevent heart disease and aid in memory and learning. Antioxidants are abundant in fruit and vegetables and the cocoa bean is no exception.

Have you ever noticed your energy pick up after consuming chocolate? This is because cocoa beans naturally contain both caffeine and theobromine, which has effects similar to caffeine. This has two sides to it. On one hand, cocoa has caffeine, explaining why it is addictive but also giving us a reason to avoid consuming it on a regular basis. But, on the other hand, cocoa has higher levels of theobromine and can act as a natural energy drink, replacing the unknown (not to mention unpronounceable) ingredients in energy drinks found in decorated cans in the grocery store or gas station.

Like anything else, cocoa has its ups and downs. It’s important to know about them, especially if you only associate cocoa as being bad for you, because you just might find that like any good book, you can’t judge cocoa from the outside.

What’s in a Cocoa Bean? Why chocolate gives you energy

by Amber Johnson

Before you buy a house it’s important to have an inspector check the house to make sure it’s in good shape and worth your investment. Shouldn’t it be as important, if not more, to take similar precautions with what we eat? If we’re going to put something in our body it’s important to know what’s really in there. There is more to a cocoa bean than meets the eye and misconceptions about chocolate run rampant.

I feel like I keep raving about all the great antioxidants in chocolate but I’ve never really explained what antioxidants do. According to dictionary.com, an antioxidant is “any substance that inhibits oxidation, as a substance that inhibits oxidative deterioration of gasoline, rubbers, plastics, soaps, etc.” Now do you understand? Simply put, antioxidants hinder cell damage in a number of ways, in particular they are thought to help prevent heart disease and aid in memory and learning. Antioxidants are abundant in fruit and vegetables and the cocoa bean is no exception.

Have you ever noticed your energy pick up after consuming chocolate? This is because cocoa beans naturally contain both caffeine and theobromine, which has effects similar to caffeine. This has two sides to it. On one hand, cocoa has caffeine, explaining why it is addictive but also giving us a reason to avoid consuming it on a regular basis. But, on the other hand, cocoa has higher levels of theobromine and can act as a natural energy drink, replacing the unknown (not to mention unpronounceable) ingredients in energy drinks found in decorated cans in the grocery store or gas station.

Like anything else, cocoa has its ups and downs. It’s important to know about them, especially if you only associate cocoa as being bad for you, because you just might find that like any good book, you can’t judge cocoa from the outside.

What’s in a Cocoa Bean? Why chocolate gives you energy

by Amber Johnson

Before you buy a house it’s important to have an inspector check the house to make sure it’s in good shape and worth your investment. Shouldn’t it be as important, if not more, to take similar precautions with what we eat? If we’re going to put something in our body it’s important to know what’s really in there. There is more to a cocoa bean than meets the eye and misconceptions about chocolate run rampant.

I feel like I keep raving about all the great antioxidants in chocolate but I’ve never really explained what antioxidants do. According to dictionary.com, an antioxidant is “any substance that inhibits oxidation, as a substance that inhibits oxidative deterioration of gasoline, rubbers, plastics, soaps, etc.” Now do you understand? Simply put, antioxidants hinder cell damage in a number of ways, in particular they are thought to help prevent heart disease and aid in memory and learning. Antioxidants are abundant in fruit and vegetables and the cocoa bean is no exception.

Have you ever noticed your energy pick up after consuming chocolate? This is because cocoa beans naturally contain both caffeine and theobromine, which has effects similar to caffeine. This has two sides to it. On one hand, cocoa has caffeine, explaining why it is addictive but also giving us a reason to avoid consuming it on a regular basis. But, on the other hand, cocoa has higher levels of theobromine and can act as a natural energy drink, replacing the unknown (not to mention unpronounceable) ingredients in energy drinks found in decorated cans in the grocery store or gas station.

Like anything else, cocoa has its ups and downs. It’s important to know about them, especially if you only associate cocoa as being bad for you, because you just might find that like any good book, you can’t judge cocoa from the outside.

What’s in a Cocoa Bean? Why chocolate gives you energy

by Amber Johnson

Before you buy a house it’s important to have an inspector check the house to make sure it’s in good shape and worth your investment. Shouldn’t it be as important, if not more, to take similar precautions with what we eat? If we’re going to put something in our body it’s important to know what’s really in there. There is more to a cocoa bean than meets the eye and misconceptions about chocolate run rampant.

I feel like I keep raving about all the great antioxidants in chocolate but I’ve never really explained what antioxidants do. According to dictionary.com, an antioxidant is “any substance that inhibits oxidation, as a substance that inhibits oxidative deterioration of gasoline, rubbers, plastics, soaps, etc.” Now do you understand? Simply put, antioxidants hinder cell damage in a number of ways, in particular they are thought to help prevent heart disease and aid in memory and learning. Antioxidants are abundant in fruit and vegetables and the cocoa bean is no exception.

Have you ever noticed your energy pick up after consuming chocolate? This is because cocoa beans naturally contain both caffeine and theobromine, which has effects similar to caffeine. This has two sides to it. On one hand, cocoa has caffeine, explaining why it is addictive but also giving us a reason to avoid consuming it on a regular basis. But, on the other hand, cocoa has higher levels of theobromine and can act as a natural energy drink, replacing the unknown (not to mention unpronounceable) ingredients in energy drinks found in decorated cans in the grocery store or gas station.

Like anything else, cocoa has its ups and downs. It’s important to know about them, especially if you only associate cocoa as being bad for you, because you just might find that like any good book, you can’t judge cocoa from the outside.