Written by Amardeep Kaur | May 20, 2019
It is tempting. It’s delicious. It’s chocolate. But do you really know that it can make a world for the good of our health? With many chocolates with milk, it is almost impossible to defend against it, while there are others who have acquired the taste of dark chocolate and prefer it more than the sweet taste of milk chocolates. Whatever category you are in, it’s a proven fact and everyone will be glad to know that dark chocolate is really good for human health.
Chocolates are perhaps the most consumed food on the planet. It comes from a vegetable source and the plant foods are what the experts always recommend. The chocolate comes from the cocoa tree and is originally from the forests of the Amazon. The seeds of the plant, which are also their fruits, are ground and processed into cocoa powder and dark chocolate.
There are numerous health benefits food associated with the moderate consumption of dark chocolate. Some of them are:
The benefits of dark chocolate are so numerous that experts often refer to it as medicine or as part of a food. It helps to increase blood circulation by dilating or dilating the blood vessels. And that in turn significantly reduces the risk to our cardiovascular system. It is also responsible for reducing inflammation in the lining of our arteries and blood vessels, thereby reducing the likelihood or risk of heart attacks and even strokes.
All naturally processed dark chocolates are an excellent source of flavonoids, a type of polyphenol found in plants, and have antioxidant properties. The flavonoids in dark chocolate are known as epicatechins, which not only reduce the risk of cancer and heart problems but are also effective against free radicals that cause significant harm.
It is a fact that a cup of hot chocolate contains more antioxidants than wine or a cup of green tea, and more is released when it’s hot than cold.
Contrary to what we believe, dark chocolate is good for people with diabetes. It helps with glucose balance. Reduces inflammation and improves insulin sensitivity. All of their efforts to control and stabilize blood sugar levels in the body help control the conditions of type 2 diabetes. The flavonoids in cocoa have the ability to modulate and positively stabilize the system.
If you want to lose weight, dark chocolate is a great help. They are loaded with monounsaturated fatty acids, also called MUA, which are known for their properties to improve metabolism and fat burning. In addition, dark chocolates have a high saturation value. Which helps us stay full and full for longer and avoid cravings for fatty, sweet and spiciest food.
Palmitic and stearic acid, the two healthy saturated fatty acids in dark chocolate, are known to improve mood and make us happy. Consumption of dark chocolate has been associated with better brain perfusion and better oxygen content associated with nerve activity. Studies show that chocolate helps the elderly with mental disabilities. The cocoa flavonoids have a positive effect on psychological stress and help to relieve it. Dark chocolate also contains certain stimulants like theobromine and caffeine.
Although you have already understood that consuming dark chocolate has many health benefits, and especially the health of the heart. Consuming too much of it can ruin all its beneficial effects. Moderation should be administered, and excessive consumption is not good at all for people with diabetes, obesity and heart problems. And remember, we’re talking about dark chocolate and unprocessed and sugary milk chocolates loaded with tons of sugar.
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