Magic of Dark chocolates

February 8, 2011 at 6:36 pm Leave a comment

Have you ever bought a box of chocolates and thought they would be healthy ?

Did you try hard to resist but gulped quite a few of them ?

Did your chocolates have some magic ?

Did you fell something different when took a bite of a huge chocolate bar ?

WELL WELL WELL The answer is simple, chocolates are yummy and irresistible but what about health, they could ruin it all. Most of the times we think of calories and the sugar content and other problems it could create but now its time we get positive about chocolates. Dark chocolates are an option.

Dark Chocolates are made from plants, which mean it contains many of the health benefits of dark vegetables. These benefits are from “flavonoids”, which act as Antioxidants. Most of the times due to our stressful life which includes a lot of travel, intake of junk food, stress and wrong food habits, our body gets contaminated with toxins . These toxins form free radicals that could be harmful to the body. Free radicals could cause skin disorders, hair fall, aging and wrinkles. Antioxidants protect the body from aging caused by free radicals, which can cause damage that leads to heart disease. Dark chocolate contains a large number of antioxidants (nearly 8 times the number found in strawberries). Flavonoids also help relax blood pressure through the production of nitric oxide in the body, and balance certain hormones in the body.

Can you believe that now you could have chocolates and they could have reasons of good health attached to them. But its important for the chocolates to be dark chocolates. Some of the other benefits are

–        Lowering risks of heart diseases. – The flavonoids content of dark
chocolates promote avoidance blood clotting and this helps increase the blood
flow in the heart.

–       Lowering of the blood pressure

–       Lowering of the cholesterol

–       Feelings of relaxation that act as an anti-depressant

–       Promotion of good digestion and appetite

–       Potential cancer prevention

–       Recent studies show that it slows down decline of brain activity due  to age

–       Indications that it aids in treating anemia and kidney stones

Lets understand why is dark chocolate healthy? Dark chocolate comes from the plant seeds of cacao. These have huge health benefits but when turned into chocolate they are bitter that normal milk chocolates, although sugar is added to neutralize the taste. So next time you plan to buy chocolates for yourself or for gifting purpose, don’t forget to pick the dark ones amongst the lot to ensure what you are consuming or presenting serves your health best.

Entry filed under: Wellness.

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