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Table 3 Mean daily intake of selected nutrients according to the 3-d food records

From: Dark chocolate and reduced snack consumption in mildly hypertensive adults: an intervention study

   Chocolate period Control period  
   baselinea 8 wk baseline 8 wk p b
Energy (kcal) 2023 (623) 2137 (632) 2068 (505) 2214 (656) ns.
Carbohydrates (g) 217 (93) 238 (93) 226 (69) 241 (82) ns.
Protein (g) 87 (20) 87 (29) 85 (24) 97 (37) ns.
Fat (g) 77 (28) 80 (27) 81 (22) 80 (32) ns.
saturated fat (g) 29.5 (12.1) 29.3 (10.6) 32.0 (11.5) 28.6 (12.2) ns.
monounsaturated fat (g) 26.7 (10.8) 28.7 (10.1) 26.6 (7.7) 27.6 (11.6) ns.
polyunsaturated fat (g) 11.7 (4.4) 12.8 (5.2) 12.1 (3.3) 12.2 (6.5) ns.
Fiber (g) 20.2 (4.6) 22.3 (8.4) 22.4 (8.9) 20.6 (6.4) ns.
Vitamin C (mg) 132 (60) 136 (61) 94.5 (72) 134 (94) ns.
Vitamin D (μg) 8.0 (5.1) 8.2 (4.7) 8.8 (4.3) 10.5 (9.7) ns.
Calcium (mg) 1061 (457) 1061 (493) 1036 (337) 1153 (412) 0.019
Magnesium (mg) 364 (89) 400 (115) 397 (113) 398 (112) ns.
Sodium (g) 2.9 (0.89) 2.9 (0.88) 3.0 (0.72) 3.0 (0.97) ns.
Potassium (g) 4.0 (1.0) 4.1 (1.1) 3.6 (1.3) 4.1 (1.2) ns.
  1. aData are given as mean ± SD; btest the change difference between two periods