Branching out to something completely different from my usual blog fare, I explore the heart-healthy benefits of wine and chocolate. For wine, the redder the better and for chocolate, the darker the better.
Researchers say that chemical compounds in both wine and chocolate benefit the cardiovascular system and medical chemists have been working to isolate what those compounds are. The answer? It's not resveratrol, it's compounds belonging to the flavenol antioxidant family, particularly procyanidins.