A STUDY ON COCOA CONSUMPTION PATTERNS AND PREFERENCES ACROSS DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS AND GENDERS AND ITS IMPACT ON HEALTH
Author(s):
Shivani B., Aparna S., Abirami S.P.
Keywords:
Cardiovascular diseases, Chocolate, Cocoa, Consumption patterns, Polyphenols
Abstract
AIM- To study the preference and consumption patterns of cocoa products among different age groups and gender and find its impact on human health. OBJECTIVE- To understand the preference for different cocoa products among diverse age groups and genders. To understand the consumption patterns of cocoa products. To know the impact of cocoa on human health. MATERIALS AND METHODS- It is a prospective observational study carried out using a randomized sampling technique through an online Google form survey. The questionnaire was prepared to observe the cocoa consumption patterns and preferences and its impact on health among the population. RESULT- The presence of polyphenols and antioxidants in cocoa and its products reduce the risk of getting affected by conditions like cardiovascular diseases, stroke and diabetes. CONCLUSION- The consumption of cocoa along with a healthy lifestyle and dietary patterns have proven to reduce the risk of these diseases, although a recommended dietary intake of cocoa has not been determined yet. It can also be concluded from the survey that cocoa also helps tackle mood swings in individuals. The amino acid tryptophan present in cocoa helps in the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that brings the feeling of happiness.
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Unique Paper ID: 153257

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 6

Page(s): 254 - 257
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