Saturday, March 14, 2015

Dark Chocolate helps pervent sunburn.

 Spring is almost here and summer is not far behind. We all know what that means . Thats right sunburn. Well throw away that greasy sunscreen and stock up on the dark chocolate.

   A study, published by the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology in 2009, determined that chocolate consumption helped protect against ultra-violet (UV) sunshine exposure.

They divided 30 participants into two groups of 15. One group was given high flavanol (HF) chocolate while the other 15 were fed low flavanol (LF) chocolate daily for 12 weeks.

  After the 12 week period, the minimal erythema dose (MED) level was twice as high for the HF group. Erythema is when the skin starts turning pink from sun exposure. The MED test measures that threshold.

So if you want to suck up more UVB sunshine-sourced vitamin D without burning, skip the Mars Bars and eat high organic cacao content dark chocolate.