Chocolate is love! It's a feel-good dessert that comes loaded with natural goodness, especially dark chocolate.
Here are 5 scientifically proven health benefits of eating chocolates:
1. It's brain-food!
No kidding. Cocoa has high flavonol which improves blood flow to the brain. The anti-inflammatory qualities of dark chocolate helps in treating brain injuries. It also proves beneficial in improving cognitive function in elderly people with mental impairment.
2. Happy heart
Chocolate doesn't just make you happy, it takes good care of your heart too. Aww!
A study found that dark chocolate consumption helps restore flexibility to arteries while also preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels. This avoids clogging of arteries.
3. Chocolate loves your skin
The flavanols protect skin against sun damage, improve blood flow to the skin and keeps it hydrated. According to a study the minimal erythemal dose (MED) doubled after consuming dark chocolate, which means the skin became less prone to redness after sun exposure. Can we please make chocolate the official beach food?!
4. Rich in antioxidants
Cocoa is loaded with organic compounds that function as antioxidants. In fact, a study has proved that cocoa contains more antioxidants than blueberries as well.
5. It may prevent diabetes
According to research dark chocolate helps to improve insulin sensitivity. However, it should still be consumed in moderation.