How To Use Dark Chocolate As A Medicine!
This is a call to all chocolate lovers! Now we have a chance to really indulge and rid yourself of the guilt you feel when eating that chocolate you love. Multiple studies show that dark chocolate can positively affect your health and is loaded with nutrients.
“But don’t get us wrong here… chocolate is unfortunately also high in calories coming from sugar and fat, even though there are plenty of health benefits. So don’t swap all your fruit snacks and veggie with chocolate. Moderation is the key here, like with many things in life.
Always go for dark chocolate with the highest content of cocoa (more than 70%). Dark chocolate contains flavanols and polyphenols, which work as an antioxidant to protect your body from damage done by free radicals. Unrefined raw cocoa also contains another powerful antioxidants called epicatechins, but it has a bitter taste and is therefore often removed from commercially available chocolate.”
Dark Chocolate as A Natural Medicine
- Dark Chocolate is Excellent for The Heart:
Studies have shown that those who do indulge in eating dark chocolate have lower blood pressure, have a smaller risk of blood clots and improved blood flow. Strengthen your heart by eating dark chocolate 3 times a week.
- Reduce Your Cholesterol
You may reduce your cholesterol, with regular consumption of dark chocolate. Its antioxidants prevents artery damage and protect oxidation of LDL cholesterol.
- Natural Painkiller
Chocolate stimulates our body to produce pain relieving and calming endorphins.
- Dark Chocolate Makes You Smarter:
Yes it’s true. Studies have shown that those who consume a nice hot cup of hot chocolate in the evenings before going to bed have improved brain function. It does this by increasing the blood flow in your heart and your brain, which improves your cognitive function instantly.
- Dark Chocolate Gives You Youth:
Dark chocolate due to its high content of anti – oxidants helps combat the radical cell damage caused by free radical and toxins activity through aging. Stay healthy and young by eating chocolate.
- Hot Raw Chocolate For A Cough
Chocolate contains theobromine which has a similar effect to codeine and soothes a cough. So try a hot cup of raw cocoa and almond milk when you have a cough.
- Dark Chocolate Improves Your Mood:
Chocolate has been proven to make you calmer, put you in a better mood, and make you feel more relaxed. Which is just as important as any other health benefit. Now you know why you want chocolate when you’re in despair or stressed.
- Lower Your Blood Pressure
Flavanols help your arteries to relax, which lowers blood pressure and blood flow.
- Reduce Stress Levels
Dark chocolate contains magnesium, which gives us a feel good, happy vibe, and lifts our spirit. And there is more – compounds found in dark chocolate lower cortisol levels to relax mind and body.
- Dark Chocolate is a Vitamin Source:
Chocolate contains some great minerals and vitamins that support good health. This list includes: magnesium, iron, potassium, copper. All of which are in high concentrations to provide you with the protection against such things as: high blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes and anemia.
- Dark Chocolate Protects Your Skin
Flavonoids contained in dark chocolate protect your skin from UV damage. But don´t consider it as your new sunscreen, you still need one when going out in the sun.
So as we said at the beginning of the article, you can’t go wrong with these if you need a reason to explain your love for the chocolate. You can eat chocolate freely and in moderation, knowing now that it can do great things for your body and mind.
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