NuNaturals Pure Liquid Cocoa Bean Extract - 2 oz. (59 ml)
NuNaturals uses a highly concentrated extract and should not be confused with less potent powdered herbs or extracts. NuStevia brand Stevia is a natural plant extract. NuNaturals' cocoa extract is higher in levels of total phenolics and flavinoids than green tea, black tea and red wine. Now you have all the benefits of chocolate without the high fat and sugar of chocolate candy. NuNaturals uses plant-based and natural flavors that help to make NuNaturals' Stevia products the best tasting ones available. NuStevia is a natural plant-extract.
Health Benefits Without The Fat & Sugar
The average 40 gram bar of dark chocolate contains 250 calories and 14 grams of fat! If the chocolate bar uses Dutch process cocoa, some of the polyphenols will be destroyed. NuNaturals Cocoa Extract contains 15% of the polyphenols and 10% theobromines in Cocoa. Ten milliliters of our Cocoa Extract would contain the same amount of polyphenols and theobromines in a chocolate bar at about the same cost, but without the fat and calories! But how does it taste? Delicious! We have added a touch of our non-bitter NuStevia extract to complement the taste of the Cocoa extract.
So Why Are Polyphenols So Good For You?
Antioxidants are chemicals that prevent the oxidation of other compounds. Oxidation is the process of adding oxygen to a compound. The oxidation process, if left unchecked, can produce “free radical” molecules. Free radicals can start chemical reactions that can cause damage to cells and DNA. Antioxidants help reduce the level free radicals by acting as recipients of the extra oxygen thus preventing the oxidation and subsequent damage to your cells. Your body can fight against this oxidation but this ability declines with age. You can enhance your body’s antioxidant defenses by eating antioxidant-rich foods. NuNaturals Cocoa Extract has very high polyphenol content. This is a excellent way to nourish your body with antioxidants.
ORAC, or Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity is a measure of antioxidant power. This measure quantitates a food’s ability to neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Journal of the American Chemical Society show that cocoa is one of the highest foods on the ORAC chart.