Episode 7 – What the Science Says About the Benefits of Chocolate

Episode 7 – What the Science Says About the Benefits of Chocolate

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the Food Proof girls found it fitting to have an entire show dedicated chocolate’s health benefits! Join Noor, co-host of Food Proof, and her special Valentine Michael, from the Two Broke Watch Snobs podcast, as they review some scientific articles exploring chocolate’s benefits on the cardiovascular system and taste test six different dark chocolate bars. Oh and be sure not to miss Michael’s nutritious and delicious chocolatey smoothie recipe!

See what Noor and Michael have to say about these chocolate bars and the companies they purchased them from while sipping on the delicious chocolate smoothie Michael prepared using cacao powder by Navitas Organics (https://shop.navitasorganics.com/cacao-powder.html).

Here is a list of the chocolates:

Michael and Noor take a bite out of the Pure 80% Dark Chocolate and the Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate by the company Madecasse.

They also indulge in a Pure 85% Dark Chocolate and a Sea Salt 70% Dark Chocolate by Theo Chocolate.

Finally, Michael and Noor enjoy the Dark Chocolate with Seasalt and Almonds and the Dark Chocolate with Cranberries and Almonds by a company called Endangered Species. This company donates 10% of their proceeds to select nature conservation efforts!

None of the products discussed in this episode were supplied as a result of any kind of sponsorship collaboration.


  1. Evaluation of Antiradical Activity of Different Cocoa and Chocolate Products: Relation with Lipid and Protein Composition
  2. Dark Chocolate Improves Coronary Vasomotion and Reduced Platelet Reactivity 
  3. Effects of chocolate, cocoa, and flavan-3-ols on cardiovascular health: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials

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