Nutrition news flash! New research proves you don't have to be
wracked with guilt the next time you curl up with that mug of steaming
hot cocoa. Researchers have found that a 2 tablespoon serving of
cocoa powder is actually packed with much higher levels of health-promoting
antioxidant compounds than a 4 1/2 ounce serving of either red wine
or green tea! Who knew? But, wouldn't ya know it, there's a down
side. Most cocoa mixes are swimming in sugar, packing in as much
as 8 teaspoons of sugar in a serving. But, there's also a solution.
You can make it yourself with cocoa powder and low-fat milk, and
minimize the sugar content. Or you can try adding stevia, a calorie-free,
natural herbal sweetener. Never heard of it? You can read more about
it in The Dish on Eating Healthy
and Being Fabulous!