The benefits of eating dark chocolate
It’s good for the heart and circulation
Dark chocolate is not only good for your heart and circulation,but it can also restore flexibility to arteries while also preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels – which in medical terms causes common artery clogging.
A risk of having a stroke is reduced
The Dark rich chocolate is packed full of beneficial minerals potassium, zinc and selenium, and a 100g bar of dark (70 per cent or more) choc provides 67 per cent of the RDA of iron.
Cholesterol levels are reduced
Consuming cocoa has been proved to lower the risk of cd cardiovascular disease by raising the levels of good cholesterol and reducing the bad cholesterol.
Other benefits it can have on you are
Protecting your skin
The flavonols in dark chocolate can help protect your skin from sun damage it is not advised to solely rely on this but it does help.
Just a small square of good chocolate melted on to your tongue for 20 minutes prior to a meal will trigger the hormones in your brain that tell you that you are full, reducing your food consumption. to avoid snacking afterwards follow the same procedure.
Reducing stress in mothers and babies
results of a study found that chocolate actually reduced stress levels in pregnant mothers , and as a result the babies seemed to smile more than a baby from a non-chocolate-eating mother
The possibility of preventing diabetes
Dark chocolate consuming in moderation has shown in recent studies to improve insulin sensitivity, thus delaying or preventing the onset of diabetes.
A brain food
As dark chocolate contains anti inflamatory qualities it can help treat someone who has had concussion or other brain injuries Flavanols are also thought to reduce memory loss in older people.
That feel good factor
The phenylethylamine , that is present in chocolate is the same chemical that your brain creates when you feel like you’re top of the world or falling for someone. phenylethylamine encourages your brain to release these endorphins giving you that feel good factor.
The benefits are amazing, but the real thanks has to go to the chocolatiers who produce this wonderful chocolate, without them we would never have the pleasure.