Health Benefits of Chocolate
Who doesn’t like to eat chocolate? Irrespective of age, health and circumstances, every single person on this planet, would never refuse chocolate. Why would they? After all, the feel of it in your mouth; smooth, flowing, tasty and heavenly, who would want to miss out on a short trip to heaven? But let’s just imagine, or maybe even consider, what if this small heaven trip consisted with it some more amazing deals and packages? What if I told you that there are many health benefits of chocolate? Isn’t that just splendid to hear?
What Does Chocolate Contain?
A 100 grams bar of dark chocolate (usually the best for positive effects on health) with 70-85% cocoa contains the following nutrients/proteins:
- 11 grams of fiber.
- 67% of the RDA for Iron.
- 58% of the RDA for Magnesium.
- 89% of the RDA for Copper.
- 98% of the RDA for Manganese.
It also has plenty of potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium
14 Health Benefits of Chocolate
1. Boost Immune System
Chocolate is rich in antioxidants, which helps boost your immune system.
2. Improves Blood Pressure
Chocolate produces a significant decrease in blood pressure while at the same time improves blood flow in the arteries
3. Reduce Heart Disease
Consumption of chocolate has scientifically been proven to reduce the chances of heart diseases.
4. Reduces Skin Problems
Flavanols from cocoa improve blood flow to the skin which helps protect the skin from any harm caused by high exposure to sun, thereby reducing skin problems.
5. Improves Brain Function
It has also been scientifically proven that consumption of cocoa improves the functioning of the brain.
6. Prevents Spread of Cancer
Cocoa contains a compound called pentameric procyanidin, or pentamer, which disrupts cancer cells’ ability to spread
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7. Reduces Risk of Diabetes
Eating chocolate increases insulin sensitivity, which reduces the risk of diabetes.
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8. Improves Cholesterol
Consumption of cocoa has been shown to reduce levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and raises levels of “good” cholesterol.
9. Weight Loss Strategy
If a small cube of chocolate is melted on your tongue twenty minutes before having your meal, you will have a feeling that you have had enough, which will result in eating less. While at the same time you remain to be healthy. This results in a healthy weight loss plan.
10. Positive Fetus Energy
Chocolate is also good for mothers or mothers-to-be, this ensures that the baby remains happy for most of the time, giving the baby a constant positive energy.
11. Decrease Stress
Chocolate also helps reduce the stress levels in one person subsequently.
12. Increased Intelligence
Studies show that a person who consumes chocolate on a regular basis, shows higher levels of intelligence.
13. Relieve Cough
Chocolate contains Theobromine, which helps relieve cough.
14. Treat Diarrhoea
Diarrhoea could also be treated with the help of chocolate.
Chocolate is not only yummy and tasty but it also easily available and has high health benefits, especially dark chocolate. So go grab a chocolate bar right away and proudly tell everyone that you are a chocolate addict!