Dark Chocolate Benefits: THIS is how dark chocolate can promote overall body health

Do you love chocolates but don't have it because it leads to weight gain? Well, how about switching to dark chocolates? Read below to find out dark chocolates can do wonders to your body.

Updated on Dec 03, 2019 04:32 AM IST  |  1.6M
Dark Chocolate Benefits: THIS is how dark chocolate can promote overall body health
Dark Chocolate Benefits: THIS is how dark chocolate can promote overall body health
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Do you love chocolates but don't eat it because it can cause weight gain and other health issues? Do you dream about chocolates often and then feel guilty while consuming it? If yes, then you should know that some chocolates are good for your health! Yes, we are talking about dark chocolates. Dark chocolates, the ones with over 50 percent of cacao content are a rich source of flavanols. 

These flavonols in dark chocolate improve vascular function, cognitive function and provide ultraviolet protection for the skin. It is also rich in soluble fibre, antioxidants, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium. So if you love chocolates and want to have some in moderation, then it's time to make a switch to dark chocolates. Read below to find out how consuming dark chocolates in moderation can benefit the overall health of your body. 

Lowers Blood pressure: 



Studies suggests that dark chocolates are high in magnesium content which can help to lower blood pressure levels. Eating dark chocolate raises the level of nitric oxide in your body. Nitric oxide is a naturally occurring substance in your body that helps in lowering overall blood pressure. 


Helps with weight loss:



Dark chocolates can help with weight loss by reducing the digestion and absorption of fats and carbs, thereby increasing satiety. Studies also suggest that if you eat a piece of dark chocolate after your last meal, it can curb weight gain. 


Helps to maintain skin health:



Dark chocolate is packed with flavanols which protect the skin against sun damage. It offers photoprotection and improves dermal blood circulation.


Fights cravings:



As per studies, dark chocolates can make you feel full for a longer time. They are packed with monounsaturated fatty acids that are known to boost your metabolism and burn fat. 


Good for brain function:



Consuming dark chocolate in moderation can help you sharpen your memory and protect your brain from ageing. A study published in the journal Neurology found that eating dark chocolate daily in moderation can boost your memory by almost 30 per cent and also improve your problem-solving skills.


Can help with diabetes:



The flavonoids present in dark chocolates can improve insulin resistance and reduce oxidative stress. However, it's better to add it to your diet after consulting your doctor. 


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