Yes! Chocolate Has Some Amazing Health Benefits
It’s fair to say, the common assumption is that chocolates do more harm than
good to the body. We’ve been told right from our early years that chocolates
are an occasional treat, and too much of it will get us sick. Honestly, too much
of anything is bad for the body, but the real question here is, are chocolates
really as bad as they say they are?
Today, various studies and research have proven that chocolates, if consumed
in the right amount, can benefit the body in some insane ways. But before we
dive deeper into the benefits of chocolate, let’s have a look at some
●Chocolates increase your LDL levels (bad cholesterol)
●Diabetic patients cannot eat chocolates
●Eating chocolates make you gain weight
●Chocolate adds to your stress
●Nutritional value in chocolates are extremely low
Now, let’s look at some real health benefits of adding chocolate to your daily
Chocolate Balances Your Cholesterol Levels
A recent study, published in The Journal of Nutrition, suggests that chocolate
consumption reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, also
known as "bad cholesterol” The authors concluded: "Regular consumption of
chocolate bars containing plant sterols and Cocoa Flavones, as part of a low-fat
diet, may support cardiovascular health by lowering cholesterol and improving
It Improves Cognitive function
Scientists at Harvard Medical School have suggested that drinking two cups of
hot chocolate a day helps keep the brain healthy and reduce memory decline
in older people. Chocolate also contains other functional ingredients, such as
the methylxanthine caffeine and the bromine, with the potential to influence
Another study, published in 2016 in the journal Appetite, suggests eating
chocolate at least once weekly cognitive function.
In a recent review of eight studies that assessed chocolate on mood, five
showed an improvement in mood. In another study, healthy subjects felt more
calm and contented after consuming a daily dark chocolate drink containing a
high amount of polyphenols.
Chocolate Protects The Heart
Dark chocolate helps restore flexibility to arteries while also preventing white
blood cells from sticking to the walls of the blood vessels. The right kinds of
chocolate, consumed regularly, can help keep your cardiovascular system
pumping, your mind sharp and alert, and your mood calm and happy.
Canadian scientists, in a study involving 44,489 individuals, found that people
who ate one serving of chocolate were less likely to experience a
than those who did not. Also, those who had about two ounces of
chocolate a week were 46 percent less likely to die from a stroke.
So if you’re a chocolate lover and you’ve been holding yourself back all this
while, you may want to reconsider your choice!
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