Although advocates of stricter versions of healthy food would not recommend the chocolate, after all that is known is dark chocolate, fruit business, probably the healthiest sweet that you can import into your diet! Already one or two cubes daily give beneficial effects on the organism.
One study in Germany, which followed more than 20 000 people, showed that those who ate only 7.5 grams of dark chocolate daily health benefits achieved by the heart and blood vessels.Nutritionists already know that food is the cocoa that can be extremely beneficial to health, but Dr. Debra Miller cocoa even called “superfood” in an article published in the journal Chemistry Central Journal.
Let there be no misunderstanding, talk about the benefits of dark chocolate on indicating that the cocoa content of 70% or more. In our market, there are several such products, containing cocoa by 70 to 75%. (While abroad can buy chocolate with 90% cocoa or more, with us you can hardly find them.)
Milk chocolate is far not so useful because they contain much less cocoa (generally less than 40%), containing milk powder, which may nullify the benefits of cocoa and refined sugar, which is not good for the body.
The benefits of dark chocolate:
Protects against heart disease and stroke
Dark chocolate helps lower blood pressure, which reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke
Reduces the risk of colon cancer
That polyphenol from black chocolate reduce the risk of this kind of disease, it has been studying the Institute of Science in Food Technology from Spain, and the article was published in the journal Molecular Nutrition.
The source is a healthy fat
Fat from dark chocolate does not raise cholesterol. Dark chocolate contains a lot of oleic acid, what is found in olive oil, which helps prevent heart disease and stimulates antioxidant activity.
Improves glucose metabolism
This sounds surprising but dark chocolate helps regulate blood sugar levels, which helps not only to regulate excessive appetite (obesity), but also to prevent diabetes
Studies have shown that dark chocolate improves the production of endorphin (so-called. Hormone of happiness). It is a natural anti-depressant.
Improves brain function
At the University of Nottingham, prof. Jan MacDonald is using magnetic resonance imaging found that brains of people who had just consumed a drink with cocoa works better than the average.So its not surprising that pupils and students are often instinctively perish chocolate …
Reduces PMS problems
Although there are studies that clash on this issue, since dark chocolate stimulates the secretion of endorphin, which increases the threshold of sensitivity to pain, and improves mood, it is likely that a beneficial effect in this case …
I repeat that one more time, just to avoid any misunderstanding: to achieve these benefits, you need to eat a panel of dark chocolate every day! One lump or two a day are enough.