Instead of medicine: A glass of cocoa per day reduces blood pressure

A glass of cocoa a day can lower as much blood pressure as prescriptions from doctors, according to a British study quoted by the Metro newspaper.

This is due to the fact that cocoa is rich in flavanols. They successfully fight hypertension, which, according to the latest data, affects a quarter of Britain’s adult population and 70 percent of people over 65.

But the team of Dr. Ana Rodriguez Mateo from London’s King’s College warns that the beneficial effects of cocoa can be compromised by the chocolate sugar.

For this reason, it is advisable to consume a feed additive with cocoa flavonol for the best effect.

The British team conducted tests with 45 healthy Germans between 18 and 35 years of age.

The men were divided into three groups that took large or low doses of cocoa flavanol and placebo. Participants in high doses of mannormal flavanols lowered their blood pressure by six units.