LAST UPDATED: Dec. 3, 2020, 8:25 p.m.
New Delhi: Dark chocolate is rich in many nutrients that are good for your health. It has good amount of antioxidants and is made from the seed of cocoa tree.
From weight loss to good immunity know how dark chocolate can improve your health.
1. Good source of Nutrition
Dark chocolate with a high amount of cocoa is very nutritious. It has good source of fiber content and minerals. The fatty acid present in dark chocolate is also healthy, as the fats are saturated. It has caffeine but in less quantity.
2. Rich in Antioxidants
Dark chocolate is loaded with good amount of antioxidants and also includes polyphenols, flavanols and catechins. It helps in weight loss without increasing calorie intake and also boosts immunity to fight against corona virus.
3. Improve Blood Flow
The flavanols in dark chocolate helps to stimulate the endothelium, Dark chocolate can help improve blood flow and works perfect when there is low blood pressure.
4. May Reduce Heart Disease Risk
The compounds found in dark chocolates are protective against the oxidation of lower blood pressure and oxidized (LDL).
In the long term, this should cause much less cholesterol to lodge in the arteries, resulting in a lower risk of heart disease
According to a study eating dark chocolate more than 5 times per week lowered the risk of heart disease by 57%).
Another study tells that eating chocolate two or more times per week lowered the risk of having calcified plaque in the arteries by 32%.
5. Helps to Protect Your Skin From the Sun
Dark chocolate have bioactive compound which is great for your skin, as it helps to protect your skin against sun damage, improve blood flow by making it glowing and giving it hydration and helps protect skin from UV rays by reducing the redness from the skin. If you’re planning for a beach vacation, one should consume dark chocolate before months.
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