Chocolate as the New Anti-Aging SuperFood
June 11th, 2012
I’ll eat to that!
According to New Beauty Magazine, the latest buzz in the industry is that chocolate does more than satisfy your sweet tooth. Researchers are saying that chocolate can fight signs of aging, at least, a specifically altered kind of chocolate.
Scientists at biotechnology firm Lycotec in the U.K. have discovered a way to modify chocolate to make the most of its anti-aging properties that come from cocoa flavanols---molecules that improve skin oxygenation (an essential factor in slowing the aging process).
Lycotec's new technology is an ingredient called coco-lycosome, which boosts the power of cocoa flavanols by up to 20 times more than unmodified chocolate. Even better, there's no need to worry about it tasting like cardboard because researchers found that is has no impact on taste or texture.
Apparently, this modified chocolate is ready to hit the store shelves.
Of course, they go on to say more research still needs to be done before there is proof that the new chocolate ingredient is really helpful, and watch your intake of bites because after all chocolate still holds a high caloric count.
But for now, feel good when you reach for that bar and enjoy!