Everybody loves to eat chocolate. I also love to eat the dark chocolate. In fact, in my cooking school, I have introduced the process of chocolate making designed for my students. I am quite versed in the art of chocolate making and usually make chocolates of different shapes and sizes.
I feel that whatever I am preparing at home are actually providing my body with some health benefits when I consume it. It should not be adulterated and should have the required health benefits.
What makes Dark Chocolate so healthy?
Dark Chocolate has the necessary antioxidant. Antioxidants are considered to be good for the body. It (antioxidant) protects the body from the damage caused by the harmful molecules called free radicals. Free radicals are unstable atoms that may lead to illness, ageing, forming wrinkles, etc. Free radicals may be formed through natural human physiological processes as well as from the environment.
Made from the seeds of the cocoa tree, it has the nutrients that are required for the body. People think that if they consume plenty of chocolate, it will lead to harmful health conditions. It is so untrue. Dark chocolate rather helps the body development and functioning.
From this blog, you will understand how dark chocolate will add health benefits to your body. I recommend my readers to have dark chocolate that has 70 percent of the cocoa content in it. Such type of chocolate has good antioxidant (which have already mentioned above) and less sugar.
In addition, dark chocolate also has the necessary minerals that help the body to fight against harmful illness. These are:
Iron: Eating dark chocolate with iron-rich food will help you get rid of anaemia deficiency. Iron is an important component of haemoglobin through which oxygen transport from your lungs to your body.
Magnesium: Dark chocolate also helps to boost energy in the body. It helps to deal with insomnia and digestion problem. It gives relief from muscle ache and spasm.
Copper: Copper is an essential nutrient for the body. Dark chocolate has the component that helps to maintain healthy bones, blood vessels, nerves, and immune system.
Manganese: It helps in the production of enzymes and antioxidants that fight dead cells and help in skin care. Manganese in dark chocolate also helps to maintain a healthy nervous system and brain function.
Potassium: It works alongside sodium to maintain a normal blood pressure. It helps to maintain a proper flow of fluid in the body. Consuming dark chocolate will enhance the functioning of the nerve and muscle.
Phosphorus: The body needs phosphorus for many functions, such as filtering waste and repairing tissue and cells. Dark Chocolate contains phosphorus that helps the body.
Zinc: Zinc is required for the body’s immune system to work properly. It plays a role in cell growth, wound healing, etc. It helps to sense smell and taste of food, water, colour, etc.
Selenium: Dark chocolate has selenium that helps in the production of thyroid hormones. A healthy thyroid gland is important as it regulates metabolism and controls growth and development in the body
Moreover, consuming dark chocolate in moderation per week will help you to reap the following benefits:
- You will have a lower risk of heart attack and stroke
- It will help you to maintain your blood sugar level
- You will have a low blood pressure level
- Improve brain functioning and wards off dementia
- It helps to prevent asthma attacks
- It will help to fight teeth decay
- Will protect your skin from the ultraviolet rays
- Help to boost sex hormones and sexual life
- It also helps to boost vision
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