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5 Surprising Health Benefits of Chocolates

Who doesn’t like Chocolates, by the way?!

In order to celebrate the World Chocolate Day, it’s important to know certain health benefits. Hey, chocolates are not bad for your diet at all. Giving in to your chocolate cravings doesn’t affect dangerous risks to your health in fact, it actually helps.

Somehow, chocolates receives a lot of feedback since its high sugar content and fat. Its consumption has been connected to health problems such as obesity, heart disease or diabetes. However, chocolates’s antioxidant potential may have a range of health benefits.

According to Natalie Butler, RD, LD the higher the cocoa content, the more benefits they are. Usually, dark chocolates are less in fat and sugar. According to experts, dark chocolates are likely to be a better choice for consumption than milk varieties.

“Even a small amount of cocoa consumption can have a positive health impact.” -US Researcher Elizabeth Mostofsky

Eating your favorite chocolate may have the following benefits:

  1. Lowering Cholesterol Levels
    Research says that chocolate has cardiovascular benefits. Consuming chocolates may help a person in lowering the risk of heart-disease by one-third. Eating chocolate in healthy antioxidants reduced blood pressure. It also links to a lower risk of cardiometabolic disorder.
  2. Cognitive Fuction
    Scientists have suggested that drinking two cups of hot chocolate a day can help keep the brain healthy. The dark chocolate often cited as the best source.
  3. Reduces Stroke
    Finding suggested that eating up to 100 grams (g) of chocolate each day may be linked to a lower risk of stroke.
  4. Reduces stress
    When troubles come in your way, we tend to look for a chocolate because it’s one of our comfort food. But stress eating and indulging in chocolates might not be a bad thing. Consuming chocolates can significally reduced the metabolic effects of stress.
  5. Higher Intelligence
    Don’t feel so guilty grabbing a chocolate bar before your exams, not only it will help your body ward off but it’ll also boost your brain power.

Let’s stop worrying and treat yourselves this World Chocolate Day! Go reward yourself and keep in mind these heath benefits and don’t travel your way to a guilt trip.

 

 


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