Dark chocolate, with its high cocoa content, contains antioxidants like flavonoids and polyphenols, which have been associated with reducing oxidative stress and cell damage, potentially lowering the risk of cancer development. However, the health benefits of chocolate are most pronounced in moderation and when choosing dark chocolate with a high cocoa content, as excessive consumption of sugary or high-fat chocolate products can have adverse effects on overall health.
Antioxidant Content: Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, such as flavonoids and polyphenols. These compounds help neutralize free radicals in the body, which can cause cellular damage and contribute to the development of various diseases, including cancer. Regular consumption of dark chocolate may contribute to overall antioxidant intake.
Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Chronic inflammation is associated with an increased risk of cancer. Some studies suggest that the bioactive compounds in dark chocolate may have anti-inflammatory effects, potentially reducing the inflammatory processes that can promote cancer growth.
Mood and Stress Reduction: Dark chocolate contains compounds that can stimulate the release of endorphins and serotonin, which can improve mood and reduce stress. Chronic stress and negative emotions can have adverse effects on overall health, and reducing stress may indirectly support cancer prevention.
B1 (Thiamin), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic Acid), E, K
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Disclaimer: While the organic ingredients contained within FightBack Foods® have been studied to determine their practical potential for having anti-cancer properties and directionally beneficial nutrition, we do not provide medical claims or advice in this regard. If you have or suspect you have a medical issue, we recommend you consult with your trusted physician, oncologist, pharmacist, holistic adviser, or other licensed healthcare professional of your choice.
Research: Obviously, food choices and diet are critical to a healthy everyday life, and even more so when fighting cancer at any stage. Now, after a decade of cancer-specific nutrition research and our own FightBack Foods® products development, we are more convinced than ever that intentional nutrition is imperative for any cancer battle. Importantly, our research over the past decade drove us to appreciate more than ever that naturally occurring nutrients found in a variety of foods, can greatly assist in the battle against cancer.
Thus, we have attached primarily PUBMED sourced information about each ingredient used in our first product - FightBack Foods® Bites, and some of the relevant research that rationalizes each one’s use in our products. Even if you don’t buy our bites, please see the many benefits associated with each ingredient we use, and perhaps find some way to incorporate them into a daily diet with relevant nutrients necessary to assist in anyone’s fight against cancer.
PUBMED: PubMed is a free search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. The United States National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health maintains the database as part of the Entrez system of information retrieval. (As defined by Wikipedia)