CHOCOLATE GOODNESS

Chocolate Benefits


Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health.

Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet.

Studies show that dark chocolate (not the sugary crap) can improve your health and lower the risk of heart disease.


Some of the benefits are:


1. Very nutritious 

Quality dark chocolate is rich in fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese and a few other minerals.


2. Powerful source of antioxidants

Cocoa and dark chocolate have a wide variety of powerful antioxidants. In fact, they have way more than most other foods.


3. It can improve Blood Flow and lower Blood Pressure 

The bioactive compounds in cocoa may improve blood flow in the arteries and cause a small but statistically significant decrease in blood pressure.


4. Raises HDL and protects LDL from oxidation 

Dark chocolate improves several important risk factors for disease. It lowers the susceptibility of LDL to oxidative damage while increasing HDL and improving insulin sensitivity.


5. May reduce heart disease risk

Observational studies show a drastic reduction in heart disease risk among those who consume the most chocolate.


6. May protect your skin from the sun

Studies show that the flavanols from cocoa can improve blood flow to the skin and protect it from sun damage.


7. It can improve brains function 

Cocoa or dark chocolate may improve brain function by increasing blood flow. It also contains stimulants like caffeine and theobromine.


The Bottom Line

There is considerable evidence that chocolate can provide powerful health benefits, being especially protective against heart disease.


Have a square or two after dinner and try to really savor them. If you want the benefits of cocoa without the calories in chocolate.

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