Do you love chocolate?
A lot of studies have shown the many health benefits of chocolate. It has been found that the delicious superfood is not only sinfully delicious, it’s also chock-full of antioxidants, mood-enhancing compounds and cancer fighting ingredients.
If you’re feeling particularly low, a bite of chocolate could help your mood improve. How about consuming chocolate to help blood pressure and hardening of the arteries? It has even been found to have polyphenols that can fight cancer. All these plus the added bonus of being scrumptious. Chocolate truly is a super food that’s fun to eat.
The following excerpt from an article posted on NaturalHealthDossier.com speaks about the many benefits of ingesting the tasty treat.
Feel-good and Cancer-fighting Powers of Organic Dark Chocolate
The “feel-good” neurotransmitter serotonin is one of them. So is the natural relaxant tryptophan. And scientists have also discovered compounds that mimic cannabinoids. These are the chemicals in marijuana that make users feel “high.”
In fact, chocolate – specifically cocoa – is one of the most potent superfoods known to science. It can significantly lower blood pressure. It reduces hardening of the arteries. It can counteract the effects of aging on the brain. And it is one of the most delicious ways to fight and prevent cancer.
Numerous studies show that compounds in cocoa can help inhibit cancer. The most important of these include a type of antioxidant known as polyphenols. And a recent study proved that cocoa is one of the world’s richest sources of these cancer fighters.
Your best bet is to consume raw, organic, dark chocolate. Look for bars with a “cacao” content of 75 percent or greater. You can also buy organic, non-dutched cocoa powder. Original story here.
Only, be careful about the type of chocolate you’re consuming. Not all chocolate are created equal. Stay away from those high in sugar or you’ll find yourself worse off than before. Also, just because organic dark chocolate is good for you, that’s doesn’t mean you can munch on it all day long. It also packs a lot of calories, so needs to be consumed in moderation.
Organic dark chocolate is your best option if you want all the benefits of chocolate without the added negative components. Look out for bars that have cacao content of 75% or higher. These are the treats you should be munching on. Stay clear of milk chocolate as it not only has high sugar content but also has antioxidant inhibiting properties.
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To read about more foods that are good for your health, check out our article on Superfoods, which includes a mention of dark chocolate!
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