Sunday, July 5, 2015

Chocolates!!!! The Health Benefits of Chocolates!!!!

Is Chocolates good or bad for you??? 

Theobroma Cacao, the latin name for chocolate, means "Food of the Gods" for a reason. We are not talking about junk chocolate in candy bars and sweet desserts; dark chocolates has a long history being used as a healing plant, a mood enhancer and even an aphrodisiac.

Here is some beneficial info about one of the most popular super foods ever: Chocolate....

A Chocolate Heart!!!!!
1. Dark Chocolate is Very Nutritious: 
Quality dark chocolate is rich in fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese & a few other minerals.
2. Dark Chocolate is a Powerful Source of Antioxidants
Such as Polyphenols, Flavanols, Catechins etc, way more than most other foods.
3. Dark Chocolate may Improve Blood Flow & Lower BP
Cocoa has anti-clotting, blood-thinning properties that work in a similar way to Aspirin. The bioactive compounds (Flavanols) in cocoa can improve blood flow in the arteries &b cause a small but statistically significant decrease in BP.

4. Chocolate Boosts Heart Health and may Lower the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: 
It improves several important risk factors for diseases. It lower the susceptibility of LDL to oxidative damage while increasing HDL. Another heart healthy reason is it's inflammation-fighting properties which reduce cardiovascular risk.
5. May Protect Your Skin Against the Sun:
The flavanols of dark chocolate can protect against sun-induced damage, improves blood flow to the skin and increase skin density and hydration. But that doesn't mean that you can skip the suns-cream.
6. May Improve Brain Function: 
Cocoa may also significantly improve cognitive function in elderly people with mental impairment. It also contains stimulants - caffeine & theobromine, thus can boost up brain function in the short term.
7. Chocolate Fills you Up: 
Because it's rich in fiber, can actually help keep you full, so you will eat less.
8. Chocolate may Fight Diabetes: 
A small Italian study from 2005 found that regularly eating chocolate increase insulin sensitivity, thereby reducing risk for diabetes.
9. Chocolate can Quiet Coughs: 
An ingredients an chocolate called the theobromine seems to reduce activity of the vegus nerve, the part of the brain that triggers hard to shake coughs.
10. Chocolate Boosts your Mind: 
One of the most alluring effects of chocolate consumption is it's improvement in mood.
11. Chocolates Improves Vision: 
Because of chocolate's ability to enhance blood flow, in particular to the brain, it may also increase blood flow to the retina, thereby, give vision a boost.
12. Cellular Rejuvenation (Anti-Aging):
It can help the creation of new mitochondria (the power house of cell) which is an essential step of cellular rejuvenation or anti Aging.


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