1. Flavanols are natural antioxidants that can be found – in addition to cocoa – in fruit, tea, vegetables and red wine.
  2. According to a health claim approved by the EU, cocoa flavanols help maintain the elasticity of blood vessels, which contributes to normal blood flow. 
  3. To achieve these health effects, you should consumer 200 mgs of flavanol a day. This amount is present in, for example, two Karl Fazer Dark 70% chocolates.
  4. The greater a chocolate's cocoa content is, the more flavanols and other nutrients it contains. The more flavanols a chocolate has, the better it is for your body.
  5. Flavanols are now attracting an increasing amount of research related to the needs of medical science and chocolate manufacturing. Fazer has been involved in a Finnish study focusing on the health effects of dark chocolate.