Health benefits of eating chocolate

Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. It can improve your health and lower the risk of diseases

Eating chocolate can enhance your health. This depends on the type of chocolate you eat and how much you eat. Look for at least 70% cocoa. The higher the percentage of cocoa, the more nutritious the chocolate is.

Lowers your risk of major diseases - Rich in flavonoids (antioxidants), chocolate works to help blood vessels relax, which decreases blood pressure. Increasing HDL cholesterol and decreasing LDL cholesterol can improve heart health.

Prevent blood clots - Chocolate polyphenols can increase blood flow. By widening your blood vessels and increasing blood flow, it can help decrease your risk of blood clots.

Sharpens your memory - Research suggests that the flavanols in cocoa can help improve attention, processing speed, and working memory.

It can improve obesity complications – According to a study, a chocolate treat could help obese individuals at risk of insulin resistance by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation. For weight management, chocolate may play a role in reducing insulin resistance and keeping blood sugar levels in check.

Can help you with your weight - Chocolate could reduce body weight and BMI in healthy individuals if taken 30 grams a day or more for 4 and 8 weeks. 

It can improve your mood - Eating chocolate can help boost your mood and enhance your cognition, as cocoa contains powerful flavonols. A little chocolate is never harmful rather it enhances your health.

May protect your skin from the sun - The bioactive compounds in dark chocolate can be great for your skin. The flavonols can protect against sun damage, improve blood flow to the skin, and increase skin density and hydration.

Very nutritious - Dark chocolate with a high cocoa content is considered quite nutritious. It contains a decent amount of soluble fiber and is loaded with minerals. A 100-gram bar of dark chocolate with 70–85% cocoa contains iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, and some other minerals. 

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Renu Gupta

With a background in Pharmacy which is the clinical health science that links medical science with chemistry, I had the desire to mix creativity to these fields. Medicircle provides me an avenue to apply my training in science and interest in creativity together.

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