Originally published in the Los Angeles Times
Chemists discover secret to dark chocolate’s health benefits
By Monte Morin/March 18, 2014, 6:25 p.m.
For years, chocolate lovers have remained blissfully unaware of the precise reason bittersweet dark chocolate seems to improve cardiovascular health. At least until, now that is.
On Tuesday, researchers at meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Dallas said they had solved the confection conundrum: Specific chocolate-loving microbes in the gut convert an otherwise indigestible portion of the candy into anti-inflammatory compounds, they said. [Read more…]