The Health Benefits of Chocolate
There have also been studies that have suggest there are additional benefits of dark chocolate other than those mentioned above. It may also:
- Slow decline in memory: This is because it stimulates constant blood flow to certain areas of the brain.
- Could inhibit obesity and diabetes: Flavanols found in chocolate can reduce insulin and have shown to regulate glucose.
- Linked to lower risk of stroke and heart disease: It has been found that eating 100g of chocolate a day serves as a protectant against cardiovascular disease because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting properties.
- May protect skin against the sun: Cocoa contains phenols and catechins, which are antioxidants that protect the skin from sunburns and even skin cancer. These can be found in green tea and tomatoes as well.
The Chocolate Cure
So there you have it! Chocolate is good for you. So, the next time you hear someone complain about how stressed they are, don’t just listen, make them feel better with a chocolate-covered treat from us.