Chocolates-despite taste they are heart friendly too

Chocolates have been around for many years, but besides being mood lifters, their consumption also has great benefits on general health.

Go for Dark Chocolate:
Dark chocolate has far more antioxidants than milk or white chocolate and also Dark chocolate contains a large number of   antioxidants, nearly 8 times the number found in strawberries.
Addition of this, dark chocolate is good for your heart. A small bar of it a day can help you to keep your heart and cardiovascular system running well.
Two heart health benefits of dark chocolate are:

  1. Lower Blood Pressure: Studies have shown that consuming a small bar of dark chocolate everyday can reduce blood pressure in individuals with high blood pressure.
  2. Lower Cholesterol: Dark chocolate has also been shown to reduce  cholesterol  by up to 10 percent.

Chocolate also holds benefits apart from protecting your heart:

  • It tastes good
  • It stimulates endorphin production, which gives a feeling of pleasure.
  • It contains Flavanoids — “the free-radical fighting polyphenols” — help neutralize the effect of free radicals in the
    body. Free radicals in the body break down the protected layer of  healthy cells and accelerate the process of ageing.

This information doesn’t mean that you should eat a pound of chocolate a day. Chocolate is still a high-calorie, high-fat food. “You can’t ignore that chocolate is a relatively calorie-dense food and large amounts of habitual consumption is going to raise your risks for weight gain.”

NOTE:  “Anything in excess is hazardous so it is”.

Cheers.

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