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Title: Health Benefits of Chocolate


1
Health Benefits of Chocolate
  • By Michael Moore

2
Is Chocolate Actually Good For Us?
  • Chocolate comes from the cacao tree
  • Trees produce around 2,000 pods per year
  • Beans are roasted and crushed and mixed with
    other ingredients to make chocolate
  • Dark chocolate has the most health benefits

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Chocolate is Full of Antioxidants
  • Antioxidants
  • Polyphenols

4
Chocolate is Abundant in Flavonoids
  • Flavonoids improve the ability of blood vessels
    to dilate
  • Flavonoids have anti-clotting effect
  • For health benefits, need to consume 1.5 ounces
    of dark chocolate daily

5
The Fat in Chocolate
  • Chocolate is high in fat
  • Chocolate contains
  • 1/3 palmitic acid
  • 1/3 stearic acid
  • 1/3 oleic acid

Palmitic
Oleic
Stearic
6
Dark Chocolate Improves Cholesterol
  • Increases HDL levels
  • Lowers LDL levels
  • Known heart health benefits

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Other Health Benefits
  • More research is needed
  • Studies are encouraging
  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Behavior
  • Caffeine
  • Cravings
  • Migraine
  • Obesity

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The Bottom Line
  • Chocolate can be part of a healthy diet
  • Not considered a health food
  • Enjoybut in moderation

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Cadbury
  • Began in 1824 in Birmingham, UK by John Cadbury
  • Cadbury operates in over 60 countries
  • Almost 200 years old
  • 35,000 direct and indirect suppliers
  • 45,000 employees

10
Cadbury Brands
  • Creme egg
  • Dentyne Ice Gum
  • Clorets
  • Halls
  • Bubblicious
  • Trident Splash
  • Many more

11
Interesting Facts About Cadbury
  • Roger Cadbury is the present chairman
  • Kraft attempted a hostile takeover
  • Cadbury products in the U.S. are manufactured and
    distributed under a franchise agreement by
    Hershey Chocolate in Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • 2012 Olympics
  • Website www.cadbury.co.uk

12
Sources
  • American Dietetic Association. (2007). Cocoa and
    chocolate Sweet news!.
  • Béliveau, R., Gingras, D. (2007). Foods
  • to fight cancer. New York DK Publishing.
  • Chocolate Manufacturers Association. Chocolate
    Health.
  • http//www.cadbury.co.uk/home/Pages/home.aspx
  • Jacobsen, R. (2003) Chocolate unwrapped The
    surprisinging health benefits of Americas
    favorite passion. Montpeilier Invisible Cities
    Press.
  • McCracken, J., Cimilluca, D., Brat, I. (2010,
    January 7). Cadbury, Hershey directors hold
    talks. The Wall Street Journal. p. B1.
  • McGee, H. (2004). On food and cooking the
    science and lore of the kitchen. New York Simon
    Schuster.
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