Here are several scientifically proven health benefits of eating chocolate in our bodies.
Rich in antioxidants
Chocolate is a rich source of antioxidants which are molecules that prevent our cells from being damaged by free radicals. Such radicals may cause health complications such as cancer, stroke, and heart-related issues.
Has high nutritional value
Chocolate contains a substantial number of minerals and nutrients. It is a rich source of soluble fiber that helps in the digestion of food and mineral uptake as well. Minerals contained in chocolate include iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. These minerals are important in the formation of strong bones and teeth.
May help prevent heart disease
This happens mainly because chocolate has the ability to clear cholesterol in the body. This prevents its accumulation in the arteries. The antioxidants contained in chocolate are also known to offer protection to the lipoproteins from damage by oxidation.
Protection against sunburns
Chocolate has bioactive compounds that have the ability to protect one from damage by sun rays. Additionally, chocolate improves the flow of blood to the skin while at the same time increasing hydration.
Improves the function of the brain
Cocoa that is rich in flavanol is known to increase blood flow to the brain. In elderly people, it increases their mental ability to remember things. Chocolate also contains stimulants such as caffeine which increases brain activity.
Important to note is that although chocolate has all these health benefits, it should be taken in moderation. It is also rich in calories that may result in negative health impacts.
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