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Eating chocolate is good for you
Chocolate does good stuff you didn’t know about. Research has
revealed that eating chocolate in reasonable amounts is good for
the heart, circulation and brain, as cocoa is loaded with
tremendous amounts of disease-fighting flavonoids and
The higher the cocoa and lesser the sugar
content, the more health benefits there are. About 6.7 grams of
dark chocolate per day keeps the blood inflammation-inducing
proteins away, it is the ultimate comfort food which lowers the
risk of cardio vascular diseases, blood pressure and strokes says
Valentine Yanchou Njike, MD, MPH, of the Yale Griffin
Prevention Research Center, who has researched cocoa's effect
on blood vessel function.
According to the researchers at Harvard
University in the U.S who ate modest amounts of chocolate up to
three times a month, lived almost a year longer than those who
didn't eat any. Chocolate can not only make you feel better by
releasing endorphins but it can also boost your concentration as
it has a reasonably low glycaemic index (GI).
Chocolate is nutritious and can make you more
alert. Dark chocolate is a reasonable source of antioxidants and
milk chocolate is a reasonable source of calcium. Another cool
thing chocolate does is help you maintain healthy skin by
modulating healthy blood flow.
Next time you eat a piece of chocolate, or gift a
chocolate to your loved once, you may not have to feel too guilty
as there are a number of health benefits accompanied with this
delicious treat. Chocolate does come in different types: Pure,
unsweetened chocolate - often called "baking chocolate", Milk
chocolate - is sweet chocolate that also contains milk powder or
condensed milk, "White chocolate" - contains cocoa butter,
sugar, and milk, but no cocoa solids, Dark chocolate - is
produced by adding fat and sugar to the cacao mixture. Gift your
loved once in any form or any type and they would love it.
But of course, this doesn’t mean people
should go all out and consume lots of chocolate every day. It is
still loaded with calories and easy to overeat on. Maybe have a
square or two after dinner and try to really savor them.