New research found that eating a bit of dark chocolate every day cuts the possibilities of heart attack and stroke in high-risk people. Cocoa beans are its basic ingredient, rich in flavanols that guards the body against various infections and diseases. Dark chocolate has higher cocoa content than milk chocolates. Dark chocolate products have 30% to 70% cocoa. In the case of extra dark varieties, the cocoa content will be up to 80%.
Flavanols in dark chocolates will prevents accumulation of cholesterol in blood and improves blood flow. In medium size dark chocolate bars contains about 2grams of protein and 12g of fat, in which 8grams are saturated fat and it contains 180 calories whereas in a white chocolate has 285 calories.
Prevents heart disease
Flavanols, antioxidant substances in dark chocolates prevents the chance of heart attack and completely protects the heart valves from the cholesterol deposit and increases blood flow.
Keeps you stress-free
Dark chocolates contains a chemical named phenyl ethylamine (a chemical also produced by brain) stimulates the production of endorphins (chemicals in the brain) that brings your mind to keep happy. Also, it contains the chemical serotonin, which acts as an anti- depressant.
Protects our skin
Flavonoids, will absorb UV rays, and helps to protect and increase blood flow to the skin. It improves skin’s hydration and complexion.
Helps the insulin to do its duty
When the blood sugar level rises, Insulin is released by pancreas to do the job of escorting the blood glucose into the cells. Repeated release of insulin due to too much sugary food causes the cells to resist the insulin from doing its job.
Stops the food cravings
Dark chocolate helps in reducing weight by stopping one’s inclination towards over-eating.
Prevents cancer and anti-aging
An anti-oxidant rich food prevents cell damage, and protects from all types of cancer. These anti-oxidant rich dark chocolate prevents anti-aging too.
Hardens tooth enamel
Dark chocolate contains theobromine, which hardens tooth enamel. It also prevents the cavities causing tooth decay.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Flavanols in dark chocolates lower the blood pressure level. Researchers have proven that dark chocolates help in leveling the pressure of blood. It is good for both low pressure and high-pressure patients.