Made from the seed of cocoa tree, dark chocolate is one of the best sources of anti-oxidants on the planet. By Dark chocolate I mean a 100 gram bar of dark chocolate with 70-85% cocoa content, not the normal sugary crap. It has some serious advantages that are scientifically proven.Some of them are
1. It’s good for heart and circulation
Dark chocolate makes arteries more flexible and prevents clogging.
2. It reduces the risk of stroke
A study has found to reduce the risk of a stroke by staggering 17% in group it was tested.
3. It’s packed with minerals
It’s rich in minerals such as Potassium, Selenium and zinc. It has a large amount of iron present in it.
4. It protects your skin against sun
The flavonols in dark chocolate can protect the skin against sun damage.
5. It can help you lose weight
Really yes. Scientists say eating a small square after meals may signal the brain that it is full and reduce further snacking. Remember SMALL sqaure of chocolate.
6. Chocolate is good for brain
Chocolate has flavonols and some anti-inflamatory qualities that help prevent memory loss.
7. Chocolate makes you feel better
Who doesn’t know that right? But according to research, Chocolate contains the same chemical that your brain creates when you feel like you are falling in love.
8. Powerful source of anti-oxidants
Cocoa and dark chocolate have a wide variety of powerful antioxidants, way more than most other foods.
Bottom line is dark chocolate is good for health. But if you eat it in excess obviously it will lead to not-so-good side effects.