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Thursday, 18 October 2018

Most Interesting Benefits Of Eating Dark Chocolates


People are known to like chocolates for a very long time. The main constituent of chocolate is cocoa. A long time ago, Cocoa was known for its medicinal properties. After a few hundred years when chocolates became popular, it was enjoyed as a food.

In this article we will explore the astonishing benefits of eating chocolates, particularly dark one. 
Dark chocolates is also called black chocolate, plain chocolate, bitter chocolate etc. it is somewhat bitter in taste due to the high content of cocoa. Cocoa is naturally bitter when taken in its pure form. When discussing health benefits of chocolate we have to note that the bitter it is, the better.


Improves brain function

This benefit of dark chocolate sounds too good to be true! If you are having problems related to concentration during studies, then eating dark chocolate is known to increase the blood flow through the brain. The essential nutrients contained can ward off Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.


Antioxidant properties

Dark chocolate is known for its antioxidant properties. To be precise, it has the highest levels of antioxidant properties of any food including cranberries and blueberries. The antioxidants are in the form of flavonols, polyphenols etc. These protect the skin from damage while keeping it soft and juvenile.


Protection of skin from actinic radiation

It protects our skin and body from damage due to actinic radiation when we are exposed to direct sunlight. This was demonstrated by a study involving two group of ladies of which one group has been eating dark chocolates while the other group does not. So, if you’re planning on a vacation in the sun, it is advisable to be eating dark chocolates.


Lowering of blood pressure

This particular benefit is due to the presence of magnesium and flavonols in dark chocolate. 


Decrease in hair loss

Are you among the people experiencing loss of hair? Well, dark chocolates can prevent you from that. It does so by increasing the blood flow through scalp and therefore nourishing the hair. This will result in decrease hair loss.


Prevention of asthma attacks

The three main constituents of dark chocolate that help asthmatic people are theobromine, caffiene and theophylline. These components help widen the bronchus, decrease bronchospasms and also suppresses cough. 


Decreases the risk of heart diseases

Heart diseases such as heart attack and stroke have been killing people for decades. Scientists were initially thinking that the harmful effects of chocolate are greater than its usefulness. So, they conducted a research on that topic. To their surprise they found the results contrary to what they alleged.

Dark chocolates contain magnesium and flavonols which are responsible for regulating heart rate and keeping blood vessels open.


Regulate blood sugar levels

The cocoa in dark chocolate has the ability to enhance the sensitivity of insulin and so helps to lower blood sugar levels. So consuming dark chocolate moderately can assist people with type 2 diabetes.


Increases intimate desires

Cocoa has been long known to contain substance that increases amorous  desires and so was used as an aphrodisiac agent. 


What quantity of dark chocolate can I consume?

There’s a common belief among people that if little is good then much will be better. But, with regard to this article the above is not true. The main disadvantage of article like this that people will begin to consume dark chocolates to their satisfaction. Well, there is not specific quantity or dosage of dark chocolate to be consumed. But you have to remember that moderation is always a key in such cases.


Note: 

You shouldn’t bother about the fats contained in dark chocolates because mostly are saturated and mono-unsaturated.
As mentioned earlier, the health benefits are for dark chocolate and not ordinary sugary plummy.
You should always consume it in moderation.
Never replace your natural vegetables and fruits with dark chocolate

Read also: five super foods  you should consume daily

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