Dark Chocolate: A Delightful Health Food

Dark ChocolateKeeping our bodies’ healthy takes a large amount of effort and sacrifice. Everyone knows that choosing more fit foods, such as vegetables, over foods that contain rich fat and sugar content, is the responsible choice. Nevertheless, in contrast to general thinking, chocolate is not just fun to eat but is also good for your health.

For just about 2000 years, cacao (where chocolate is originated), has been pleasing and satisfying us, but only in the near past has it been studied in formal systematic inquiries. The decision from research is that chocolate can be considered a new health food. But not all dark chocolate are healthy. There are three main sorts of chocolate ; white chocolate, milk chocolate and the dark chocolate.

Two ingredients, stearic acid and bioflavonoids, both found in dark chocolate, appear to have larger health benefits than any other assortment of chocolate.

Stearic acid is solid at a comfortable temperature; it is a saturated fat. Which when consumed in other foods it raises both total cholesterol and harmful LDL cholesterol levels in the blood. It’s the most common sort of fat found in chocolate, however research has shown that unlike most types of saturated fat, it does not raise the cholesterol levels of the body. In reality it decreases the risk of blood clots and changes the platelets in the blood vessels.

Bioflavonoid is a nutritional anti-oxidant found generally in fresh fruits, vegetables, red wine, and green tea. Consumption of bioflavonoid has been found to lower the chance of heart attacks and strokes. Dark chocolate contains more bioflavonoid than green tea, apples and red wine. It has two-and-a-half times more bioflavonoid content and far less sugar than white chocolate or milk chocolate.

Eventually studies show that dark chocolate has a constructive effect in reducing swelling. C-reactive protein ( CRP ) is found in the blood, the levels of which rise in response to soreness. Silent inflammation is considered the common pathway, that leads to different diseases such as heart problems, diabetes, cancer, arthritis and Alzheimer’s. Research has demonstrated the consumption of dark chocolate significantly lowers CRP levels.

Who knew that eating something so good was also so good for your body? However, follow one rule to harvest the health benefits of dark chocolates, pick the ones that contain at least seventy percent cocoa. Now you can eat and give your youngsters dark chocolate knowing your doing yourself and them some good physically and emotionally.

Indulge in pleasant dark chocolate several times a week for a healthy way of living and a very cheerful life!

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