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Benefits of Dark Chocolate you never knew

No doubt that chocolate is the first love of many, but some control their craving because of their diet and some of the health issues, but now there is no need to restrict your tongue to meet the divine taste of chocolate and unlock your lock of resistance because the study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology said so and pouring the benefits of dark chocolate.

“Our study suggests that chocolate helps keep the heart’s blood vessels healthy,” said study author Dr Chayakrit Krittanawong of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

“Chocolate contains heart-healthy nutrients such as flavonoids, methylxanthines, polyphenols and stearic acid, which may reduce inflammation and increase good cholesterol,” Krittanawong added. All these scientific words might swing your brain but sum up to that the chocolate is chock-full of antioxidants that help reduce inflammation, improve blood flow and boost mood and concentration.

Known to the fact that chocolate comes from cocoa which is a plant with high levels of minerals and antioxidants. The flavanols in dark chocolate stimulate nitric oxide production in the body. Nitric oxide causes blood vessels to dilate, or widen, which improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure. A study found that those who ate chocolate more than once a week were associated with an 8% lower risk of blocked arteries, compared with those who consume chocolate less than once a week.

One research found that During the 17-week period that ended on June 27, U.S. consumers spent $3.7 billion on chocolate, up 6.3% from that time period last year, according to Nielsen data. Milk chocolate was the favourite choice, with Americans spending over $2.9 billion on single-serve and multi-serve versions of the snack. This data comes almost five months after the pandemic was cleared.

Dark chocolate does have a much lower sugar content and fewer calories than milk or white chocolate because those are mixed with powdered or condensed milk. So your healthiest choice is likely dark chocolate candy or bars and unprocessed cocoa powder.

Now binge on to eating chocolate but It’s best to enjoy a 1-ounce bite a few times per week and focus on adding flavonoids to your diet with apples, tea, citrus fruits, onions and berries.

The new study brought a bunch of reasons to have dark chocolate, enjoy your bite of chocolate to full swing.

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