The benefits of dark chocolates
The benefits of dark chocolate
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It's good for your heart
May help to lower heart diseases as the rich flavonoid
antioxidants are said to protect against cardiovascular diseases by raising good (HDL) cholesterol and lowering bad (LDL) cholesterol (1).
It boosts mental clarity and your mood
Think more clearly and be happier with dark chocolate!
It may help to lift mood, help raise the mental processing and boost memory (2).
Free radical protectant
Rich in antioxidants such as flavonoids and polyphenols that protect the body from free radical.
Good for your gut
May help with gut health, mimics the effect of prebiotics and probiotics in the system and high in fiber (3).
May help with weight management as it helps in controlling the appetite
Aid for diabetes
May help prevent and manage diabetes through improving of insulin sensitivity in the body (4).
Very nutritious as it is rich in minerals.
Improves skin condition and protect from harmful effects of the UV rays from the sun (5).
Easy to purchase and very inexpensive
Read the labels when choosing
- Always remember to choose dark chocolate that has more than 75% cocoa content.
- White chocolate, milk chocolate or those that have high amounts of sugar should not be considered
- Even for dark chocolates, consume in moderation at about 20 to 30 g a day.
By : Alvin Ho
B (Eng), MBA, Certified Allied Healthcare/Fitness Professional (EIMS), Master Fitness Trainer / Fitness Nutrition, Resistance & Endurance Training Specialist (NFPT)