Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

By Ipsita Ghosh  on: 13 February 2018
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Dark Chocolate: When we hear the word chocolate it feels like wowww, but often we hesitate while having chocolate. Now everyone is conscious about weight so we hesitate whether we should take or not. For all of them who loves chocolate, instead of milk chocolate switch to dark chocolate. There are many health benefits of dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is made up of the seeds of cocoa tree and is loaded with antioxidants.

Nutrients present in dark chocolate: Dark chocolate contains fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium. Moreover the sugar contains is very low. The fatty acids present in cocoa is excellent basically the combination of mono unsaturated, poly unsaturated and a little saturated fatty acids. Thus consuming a little amount of dark chocolate is beneficial for all of us.

Antioxidant: Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidant, polyphenols, flavonols, catechins. Polyphenols help to prevent type2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. On the other hand flavonols helps to increase HDL-C and reduces the risks of heart attack and reduces blood pressure. Catechins helps to reduce weight and toning.

Flavonols present in dark chocolate not only good for health, this is also good for skin. This protects our skin from uv rays.

Other benefits: Cocoa present in dark chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine which improves brain functions.

Dark chocolate also improves blood flow to the brain.

Dark chocolate boosts our energy and improves our immune system. 

Dark chocolate not only good for our health, this helps to boost our mood and we stay calm and positive.

So friends, include dark chocolate 2 small pcs regularly or every alternative day inyour diet. Those who are obese can have dark chocolate twice in a week(2 small pcs) in their diet. So gift dark chocolate to your loved ones on Valentine's Day and make each other fit and happy.



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