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Posted by Royal Sundaram on 02 Sep 2011
Have you ever thought that chocolates which taste so yummy can also improve your health? Studies have shown that chocolates especially dark chocolates can improve your cardio vascular health. How? Chocolates are made from dark vegetable providing you the essential minerals. Chocolates consist of anti-oxidants and flavonoids, the two essential constituents which provide the following health advantages.
Having at least 100 gram of dark chocolates a day enriches your body with antioxidants. It’s startling to know that these antioxidants reduce the risk of illness ranging from heart diseases to cancer. Studies have shown that chocolates can help you to improve your cardiovascular health and also to reduce your blood pressure. It also helps your arteries relax and widen, promoting good blood flow.
Maintain your Blood sugar with Chocolates
Studies have shown that the impact of dark chocolate on blood sugar level is very minimal. This is good news for diabetic patients as they also assist in improving the impaired circulation of blood and unhealthy blood cells. In addition to this the flavonoids present in dark chocolates help in better functioning of cells to control blood sugar levels.
Storehouse of vital minerals
One average dark chocolate bar has around 14% copper, 12% magnesium, 8% calcium, 7% iron and potassium. These minerals improve the health of your heart, reduce the risk of several chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and reduced pressure, strengthen your bones and teeth and also help to carry oxygen from lungs to other organs.
The other benefits of chocolate include:
- Antioxidants and flavonoids slow the formation of plaque, thus improving dental health
- The chemical compounds present in chocolates helps you to feel good.
- It enhances endorphin production, which gives a feeling of pleasure.
- Chocolates also act as anti-depressor due to the presence of stereotin.
In addition to all the above benefits, chocolate has high calorie content. So, only 100 grams/day of chocolate intake is advisable. Go in for dark chocolates rather than white and milk as they have high cocoa content. Also hunt for pure dark chocolates rather than the one with caramel, or other fillings.
Finally take the time to appreciate and enjoy the true essence of chocolates.
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