BENEFITS OF CHOCOLATE
Content Writer- Shubh Chawla
A typical sweet usually found Brown or cream in color with different varieties marks a special place in our heart. A simple yet marvelous sweet that takes your taste to an another world !
Chocolates are no less than a blessing for most of us who can’t even think of surviving without chocolates. Ranging from little children to the aged adults everyone is fond of chocolates and can’t stop over them ! These are those temptations that not only adds to the taste of an individual but is a life long moment for one to cherish it and to reap the benefits of consuming this lovely craving chocolates.
Gradually chocolate has become one of the most popular food types and flavors in the world ;and a vast number of foodstuffs involving chocolates are created mainly as deserts such as mousse ;pudding ; choco chip cookies and many others .A part from this gifts of chocolates in different shapes such as hearts; coins;cars; have become a trending gift pack to be gifted on the special occasions of festivals to our dear ones.
So, lets have a look on some amazing BENEFITS OF HAVING CHOCOLATE
1. SOURCE OF GOOF NUTRITION
A bar of chocolate contains decent amount of soluble fiber and is full of minerals.
On an average (100gm bar) contains:
#98% of RDI for manganese
#58% of RDI for magnesium
#89% of RDI for copper
#11 grams of rich fibre
#67%of RDI of iron
Hence which makes every single bite of yours a HEALTHY & NUTRITION FULL BITE.
2. REDUCES HEART DISEASE RISK
As per a Study it revealed that of 470 elderly woman ; cocoa resulted in reducing the risk of death from heart diseases by 50%.
Studies even showed that eating dark chocolate more than 5 times per week lowered the risk of heart diseases by 57%
Hence chocolates are no less than a “Prasad” in this 21st century where uncounted people are dying due to increased heart attacks !..Hence along with medicines chocolates can play a fairly good role in dealing with such situations .
3. IMPROVES BRAIN FUNCTION
You might be surprised to know how does a chocolate improves your brain !but the answer is YES .. chocolates are proven to have shown remarkable results in different cases improving the flow of blood to the brain in most of the people. Also cocoa improves cognitive function in elderly people with mental impairment adding to improving verbal fluency and several risk factors .The sole reason is the presence of caffeine in chocolates which helps brain improve for short term
4. KING OF ANTIOXIDANTS
To the most unbelievable truth CHOCOLATES are loaded with organic compounds that are biologically active and function as antioxidants .These include polyphenols; flavanols and catechin. As per a Study it proved that even blueberries and acai berries had lesser antioxidants in comparison to chocolates.
5. IMPROVES BLOOD FLOW AND LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
The rich flavanols present in dark chocolate can stimulate the lining of arteries to produce nitric oxide.
The basic function of nitric oxide is
to improve blood flow and lower blood pressure.
6. CAN PROTECT ONE’S SKIN FROM THE SUN
Again the flavanols present in chocolates are essential to protect against Sun damage ;improve blood flow to the skin and increase skin density and hydration.
7.FETAL GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Eating roughly 30 g of chocolate every day during pregnancy might benefit fetal growth and development, as per a study presented at the 2016 Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Atlanta, GA.
So, next time don’t forget to treat yourself with endless bundles of chocolates
CHOCOLATES ARE LOVE ♥♥♥
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