The chocolate being our childhood best friend and a delightful treat for everyone. It has been etched In our memories bit we tend to only enjoy chocolate on occasional event. But there’s the revelation that eating chocolate everyday can actually benefit us.
Chocolate has the same healthy compounds which are found in fruits and veggies. But the pleasure of having bars and leftover Easter bunnies have their own ways. If we want to get benefited from chocolate, our starters should be made up of at least 60% of cacao, according to De Santis.
Cocoa and dark chocolate contains high amounts of polyphenols. To be precise a subgroup of polyphenols, flavonoids. They are having antioxidative capacity, free radical scavenging capacity, coronary heart disease prevention and anticancer activity. While some flavonoids exhibit potentials for human deficiency virus. We should consume 10 grams of chocolate everyday in order to not add on excess sugar in our diet.
Here are the benefits :
#1: Chocolate may reduce cardiovascular diseases:
In a study published in journal ‘Heart’ observed 21000 people for 11 years in Norfolk, England. The conclusion came up that 12 percent of chocolate consumer died of the 17.4 percent who didn’t consume chocolate. While this being an observational study didn’t have cause and effect. Harvard Health publishing noted that non consumer had an average high weight, more artery damaging inflammation, more diabetes, less physically active, had diets with least amount of fat.
#2: Chocolate can relieve inflammation
Inflammation gives rise to various problems. Sore muscles, headache, etc. Some is good as it sways out infection but some are dangerous even.
Here plays the chocolates flavonoids acting as antioxidants. More interestingly this can trigger the growth of good bacteria in stomach leading to anti inflammatory.
#3: Chocolate may improve cognitive function
The consumption of dark chocolate enhances brain frequencies, neuro-plasticity. Neurologists say the more amount of cacao we intake the more positive impacts we will be having in our cognition, memory, mood, memory etc.
#4: Chocolate can make you happy
The age old saying comes out in light by this benefit of consumption of chocolate. Chocolate contains a neuro-transmitter named Serotonin which can makes us feel happier and cozy by altering the brain chemistry. Another type of chemical named phenyl-amine is present in chocolate in small amounts. It is the same chemical our brain makes when we fall in love.
Therefore here’s we have the reason why we all love chocolate and even sometimes the chocolate buyers!!!!