Page 8: Why Dark Chocolate?
I am a chocolate lover. I have a routine that I got from my mama. Every night before she goes to bed, she has something sweet. Just a little bit. Usually, it was something chocolate. Well, I have developed the same habit. Here is some good news about dark chocolate.
–Dark chocolate is nutritious. It contains a decent amount of soluble fiber and is loaded with minerals
–Powerful source of antioxidants. Cocoa and dark chocolate have a wide variety of powerful antioxidants. In fact, they have way more than most other foods.
–Raises HDL and protects the LDL from oxidation.
–May reduce the risk of heart disease. Observational studies show a drastic reduction in heart disease risk among those who consume the most chocolate.
–May protect your skin from the sun. Studies show that the flavanols from cocoa can improve blood flow to the skin and protect it from sun damage.
–Could improve brain function. Cocoa or dark chocolate may improve brain function by increasing blood flow. It also contains stimulants like caffeine and theobromine.
Chocolate is one of the few foods that taste awesome while providing significant health benefits. So adding a little bit of dark chocolate at night does have benefits. Enjoy.
Read the article 7 Proven Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate
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