Chocolate inspires moods, but above all it lifts your health.
Like chili, another of Christopher Columbus's great discoveries in America was not the other he was looking for, but foods such as cocoa that enriched not only commerce but also European gastronomy.
5 Benefits of chocolate
- Improves heart health: Research in the American Heart Journal found that three to six 1-ounce servings of chocolate a week reduced the risk of heart failure by 18 percent. Another study published in the journal BMJ suggests that treatment may help prevent atrial fibrillation (or atrial fibrillation), a condition characterized by irregular heartbeats. People who ate two to six servings a week had a 20 percent lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation compared to those who ate less than once a month. Researchers believe that cocoa's antioxidant properties and magnesium content may help improve blood vessel function, reduce inflammation, and regulate platelet-forming factors that contribute to a healthy heartbeat.
- Reduce the blood pressureSpeaking of your heart, among people with hypertension, daily chocolate consumption helps lower systolic blood pressure (the highest number in the reading) by 4 mmHg, according to a recent review of 40 trials. (Not bad, considering that the medication generally lowers systolic blood pressure by about 9 mmHg.) Researchers say that flavanols signal your body to widen blood vessels, which in turn lowers blood pressure.
- Reduces the risk of diabetes: A 2018 study of more than 150,000 people in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that nibbling on about 2.5 ounces of chocolate per week was associated with a 10 percent lower risk of diabetes type 2, and that was even after considering added sugar.
- Chocolate seems to act like a probiotic It feeds the beneficial bacteria that live in your microbiome. These good gut bacteria produce compounds that improve insulin sensitivity and reduce inflammation.
- Increases mental acuity: Older adults who reported eating chocolate at least once a week scored higher on a series of cognitive tests compared to those who indulged less frequently, according to a study published in the journal Appetite. Researchers point to a group of compounds in chocolate called methylxanthines (which include caffeine) that have been shown to improve concentration and mood.
A bar of dark chocolate, that is, dark chocolate; better for your health, of course without exaggeration. Milk chocolate contains more sugar added and fat, so it is less healthy than a very thick cup of chocolate.
Chocolate as they put it is a delight, they are in a delicious chocolate swarm, En a delicious cake or just a cup of hot chocolate; the benefits of chocolate are felt more than on the palate, in the soul.