THE CHOCOLATE BENEFITS: 6 FACTS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT
The truth about the world's most popular dessert
I am sure that regular use of bitter chocolate is like taking medication. This is an excellent source of antioxidants and minerals, which has a lot of useful properties. In honor of world chocolate day, which is celebrated on July 11, I'll tell about the main advantages of this miracle product.
6 dark chocolate advantages:
1. Affects mood
Chocolate contains theobromine (energizes and reduces blood pressure), anandamide (invigorates and lifts the mood), phenylethylamine (turns into the "happiness hormone" serotonin). These substances cause a chemical reaction in the body that makes us feel the happiest in the world. Almost like love!
2. Excellent antioxidant
Chocolate contains so-called polyphenols, which reduce the effect of free radicals on the body, thereby slowing down the aging process.
3. Protects against cardiovascular diseases
Chocolate is a source of flavonoids that help stimulate blood circulation in the brain, dilate blood vessels, and reduce blood pressure. We can safely say that chocolate helps to prevent and restrain the progress of atherosclerosis.
4. Reduces cholesterol level
Cholesterol is divided into good and bad. The bad one settles on the walls of the arteries and causes plaque formation. Chocolate reduces the amount of bad cholesterol and increases the level of good one.
5. Helps fight with diabetes
Chocolate increases insulin sensitivity and controls blood sugar level. But we are talking about dark chocolate — at least 70%.
6. Excellent source of magnesium, copper, potassium and iron
According to the nutritionists, chocolate also reduces the accumulation of platelets, protects the skin from UF-rays, and teeth — from caries, helps with coughing and is highly recommended for pregnant women.
Eat chocolate for your health! But only 70% black, 20-30 g and in the morning