October 31, 2017 by Michelle Simmons
Research has found that cocoa contains certain compounds that can help the body release more insulin and respond to increased blood glucose (or blood sugar) better.
But do not stock up on too much sugar-rich chocolates at the check-out counter just yet.
Jeffrey Tessem, study author and assistant professor of nutrition, dietetics, and food science at Brigham Young University (BYU), said that for it to actually be effective, one has to eat a lot of cocoa without having a lot of sugar in it.
“It’s the compound in cocoa you’re after,” Tessem emphasized.