New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): Super foods can help you to detox after overindulging during the festive period and a nutritionist has answered debate over which 'super food' is best, analysing the benefits of green tea, turmeric and cocoa just in time for New Year's resolutions to come into effect. All three foods have different health benefits – green tea is a natural antioxidant, turmeric is an anti-inflammatory and cocoa is known for its cardiovascular benefits. But, according to nutritionist Georgios Tzenichristos, the overall winner was green tea. It contains 7 percent of the active molecule EGCG, while tumeric only contains 2 percent of the molecule curcumin and cocoa contains 0.5 percent flavanols. Green tea's polyphenols help to speed the metabolism and boost fat-burning during exercising. Meanwhile, Cocoa that is high in flavanols, or plant chemicals, is good for the heart and brain. According to research from Harvard Medical Schools, it can ward off diseases and help to cut cholesterol. It's also believed that consuming the sweet treat aids serotonin production in the brain. This feel-good chemical helps to regulate the mood and suppress your appetite. To reap the benefits, it's best to consume dark chocolate that contains a high percentage of cocoa.
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