We don't blame you if your mouth is watering after seeing that photo of Hershey's chocolate syrup drizzled over an apple fritter with ice cream. You already know that's not the healthiest choice in terms of calories and fat, but it also falls short in the antioxidant department, too.Cocoa is a very potent source of antioxidants, but the more processed it is and the more additives it has, the less nutrition you get from it. If you are craving chocolate we don't blame you, but go for darker varieties with less sugar. If you can skip the dairy versions containing milk, you can get up to 4x more antioxidants simply by switching to pure chocolate syrup.
USDA Database for the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods, Release 2 - Prepared by Nutrient Data Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - May 2010