Seriously who doesn’t like chocolate?
At Blossom, we all love eating chocolate (especially dark chocolate) and now there’s even more reason for it to put a smile on our face.
Ever wonder why everyone in the fitness world uses dark chocolate in recipes? Dark chocolate has been discovered to have a number of healthy benefits.
While eating dark chocolate can lead to the health benefits described below, remember that chocolate is also high in fat, so moderation is KEY! Think of dark chocolate as a good alternative to use when a recipe calls for milk or white, but don’t justify eating it every day!
1) Dark Chocolate is Good for Your Heart:
Eating a small amount of dark chocolate two or three times each week can help lower your blood pressure, improves blood flow and may help prevent the formation of blood clots and may also prevent arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).
2) Dark Chocolate is Good for Your Brain:
Dark chocolate increases blood flow to the brain as well as to the heart, so it can help improve cognitive function.
3) Dark Chocolate Helps Control Blood Sugar:
Dark chocolate helps keep your blood vessels healthy and your circulation unimpaired to protect against type 2 diabetes. Dark chocolate also has a low glycemic index, meaning it won’t cause huge spikes in blood sugar levels.
4) Dark Chocolate is Full of Antioxidants:
Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants, which help free your body of free radicals, which cause oxidative damage to cells.
5) Dark Chocolate Contains Theobromine:
ark chocolate contains theobromine, which has been shown to harden tooth enamel. This means that unlike most other sweets, it can lower your risk of getting cavities if you practice proper dental hygiene.
6) Dark Chocolate is High in Vitamins and Minerals:
Dark chocolate contains a number of vitamins and minerals that can support your health, some of which include: Potassium, Copper, Magnesium , and Iron.
Re blogged from an article from Mindovermunch
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