Surprising Health Benefits of Dark ChocolateBy Harshita Sehgal - 27 April 2018
We all love eating chocolates but refrain from them because of calories. But not any more as we tell you some amazing benefits of eating dark chocolate.
Loaded with nutrients
A 100 gram bar of dark chocolate with 70-85% cocoa contains 11 grams of fiber, 67% of the RDA for Iron, 58% of the RDA for Magnesium, 89% of the RDA for Copper, 98% of the RDA for Manganese.
Rich source of antioxidants
Dark chocolate is full of organic compounds that are biologically active and work as antioxidants, these compounds include polyphenols, flavanols, and catechins. According to researchers, the raw unsweetened cocoa powder has a high number of antioxidants.
Good for blood
The flavanols present in cocoa and chocolate can help you lower blood pressure and improve blood flow to the brain and heart. This compound stimulates your body’s arteries to produce nitric oxide, which relaxes the blood vessels and lower blood pressure.
It’s good for your skin
The flavonols in dark chocolate can protect the skin against sun damage .
According to various studies, the moderate amount of dark chocolate can lower the bad cholesterol and increase the good one. This also helps in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. This one is little surprising but true.
Improves brain function
Dark chocolate may improve the functioning of the brain, sharpen your memory and protect your brain from aging. Eating dark chocolate can boost the blood flow to some key areas of the brain. Cocoa contains caffeine and theobromine which might be the reason that it improves brain function.
Dark chocolate is different from milk and white chocolate so don’t get confuse.