Garden Greens ChocoBerry gives you all the antioxidant benefits of dark cocoa in a delicious and satisfying drink mix. This indulgent formula provides you with 40 % dark cocoa which contain heart healthy antioxidants such as flavanols, anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins polyphenols and picatechins.
Can a delicious cocoa beverage be good for you as well? Recent studies seem to suggest that cocoa-containing foods may help support cardiovascular health. The Zutphen Elderly study monitored the health of 470 elderly men over a 15 year period. Two thirds of the men ingested 2.11 grams of cocoa a day. The study concluded that cocoa may help support cardiovascular health. Another study performed by a professor from Harvard Medical School and Women's Hospital in Boston suggests that epicatechin-rich cocoa may offer a variety of health-protective benefits. The findings of a German study sponsored by Mars Inc. was published in The Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology. The study explained that male smokers who participated in the study and received the highest amount of flavonols from a cocoa drink (918 mg) experienced blood vessel function equal to those with no cardiovascular risk.
The RainForest Berry Blend in ChocoBerry not only adds a hint of juicy berry flavor to your cocoa but also provides you with heart healthy resveratrol and anthocyanins. Resveratrol is a natural compound found in the skin of red grapes. Studies suggest that resvertrol may help support cholesterol levels within healthy range as well as the lining of blood vessels. The Acai in the berry blend is a fruit that grows in the Amazon rainforest. The Acai is rich in anthocyanins, one of nature's most potent antioxidants.
Each serving provides you with a naturally occurring ORAC value of 1500. ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity and is a standard of measurement jointly developed by the National Institute on Aging and the USDA Human Nutritional Research on Aging. In simple terms, ORAC measures how well a food or drink renders dangerous free radicals inactive. Since free radicals can damage healthy cells, a healthy amount of ORAC can help protect your health.
Mix one scoop with 6 fl oz of hot water and mix until smooth as a dietary supplement or as directed by a healthcare professional. May be enjoyed as a cold beverage as well.