Benefits of Chocolate
Black Chocolate, which is very famous with the name of Dark Chocolate are made of roasted cocoa beans. The basic difference between dark and milk chocolate is that dark chocolate has no or less milk where milk chocolate is made up of milk. Best quality dark chocolate contains around 70 to 99 percent of cocoa. Dark chocolate can be healthy if you eat it in limit.
Dark chocolate is the best source of antioxidants, it includes copper, magnesium, iron, zinc and many other healthy nutrients. Not just this it contains low calories and low sugar which is very beneficial for our health but only when it is consumed in limit. There were thousands of studies happened across the globe which confirms the health benefits of Dark Chocolate.
Let’s look on few of the health benefits of dark chocolate.
You can depend on Dark Chocolate if you want to relieves stress. It boosts the levels of neurotransmitter serotonin which acts as antidepressant.
There was a research conducted in Switzerland which shows that chemical compounds in dark chocolate helps in reducing stress. They realized that almost 40 grams of dark chocolate containing 85% of cocoa each day for two weeks can diminish the level of stress as well as it can fight fatigue and depression.
Lowers Cholesterol Level
According to a research Dark Chocolate can lower the bad cholesterol and increase the Good cholesterol. As I said earlier that Dark chocolate is the best source of antioxidants which also helps in reducing the risk of heart disease.
Reduces Blood Pressure
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One of the most important benefit of Dark chocolate is it controls blood pressure. Chocolate is made up of cocoa which lower blood pressure and improve blood flow in Heart. Which overall helps in reducing the chances of Heart Related Diseases like heart failure, stoke and atherosclerosis.
So, you must eat a bar of Dark Chocolate containing minimum of 70 percent of cocoa every week to lower blood pressure.
Boosts Brain Power
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According to a study, eating Dark Chocolate can increase flow of blood into your brain for few hours, which in turn will slow down the aging and increases the alertness for short period of time, improves the short term memory, concentration and reaction time.
Helps Weight Loss
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As I told you earlier that Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, Consuming 90 Grams of Dark Chocolate with at least 70 % of cocoa can help you lose body weight.
Further, If chocolate is rich in fiber can help you feel full for long time, On the other hand, It slows down digestion of food so you fell full and eat less. It also helps in burning more calories and fat.