Video: Scientists have created chocolate with a rejuvenating effect
Every woman knows perfectly well that chocolate cheers up. However, if you use too much of this antidepressant, problems with the figure are possible. Fortunately, science is not standing still, and scientists are working not only on revolutionary technologies in medicine, but also pleasant little things like chocolate that slow down the formation of wrinkles.
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have created a firm to produce a special chocolate with a high content of antioxidants. A seven and a half gram bar of chocolate called Esthechoc contains as much antioxidant as salmon fillet and no less cocoa polyphenols (fighting free radicals) than 100 grams of dark chocolate.
Tests have already been carried out, and according to the observations of specialists, after daily consumption of anti-aging chocolate for a month, the blood flow to the skin of the volunteers increased. “We used the same antioxidants that are gold in aquarium fish and pink in flamingos. At the end of clinical trials, skin biomarkers in volunteers (50-60 years old) showed the level of 20-30-year-olds. So we have improved the physiology of the skin,”explained one of the creators of the novelty.
The official presentation of the rejuvenating treat is planned at the Global Food Innovation Summit, which will be held in London in March.
However, while most scientists are very skeptical about the project and remind, before talking about a real anti-aging effect, a number of serious clinical trials are needed. “Certain components of chocolate can contribute to certain processes associated with aging. However, eating chocolate brings in a lot of calories, and with them obesity. So the net effect is far from obvious,”said Professor Naveed Sattar of the University of Glasgow. In addition, some reports suggest astaxanthin works better when applied to the face than when consumed with food.
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