Benefits Of Chocolate For Your Body
If you love chocolate, here are some facts for you, so you can keep eating chocolate.
It keeps your heart healthy
There is a lot of research claims that chocolate has cardiovascular benefits for you: In a 9-year Swedish study involving more than 31,000 women, those people who ate one or two servings of dark chocolate every week cut their risk for heart failure by as much as a third.
It makes you relax
Just by smelling chocolate, you will increase your theta brain waves, which can trigger relaxation for your body.
It reduces stress
Swiss scientists found that when very anxious people ate an ounce and a half of dark chocolate every day for two weeks, their stress hormone levels were significantly reduced and the metabolic effects of stress were partially reduced. That’s why chocolate is such a great break-up food.
It helps to avoid diabetes
Flavonoids inside cocoa products have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting effects that can improve insulin sensitivity, so it will reduce the risk of diabetes.
It helps you lose weight
We are not joking! Dark chocolate is far more filling, offering more of a feeling of satiety compared to light chocolate. And dark chocolate lessens cravings for sweet, salty, and fatty foods. Still, sounds impossible?
It keeps you smart
Stress could be reduced by eating chocolates, and at the same time, it will also boost your brainpower when you really need it. Research shows that drinking cocoa rich in flavanols boosts blood flow to key parts of the brain for 2 to 3 hours, which could improve performance and alertness.
Help to reduce bad cholesterol.
Antioxidants come into play here as well. If you eat about an ounce of dark chocolate per day, you can possibly increase good cholesterol and stop bad cholesterol, aka LDL, from oxidizing.
So? Still, feel guilty every time you are eating chocolate?