The Benefits Of Eating Dark
The Benefits of Eating Dark Chocolate. Chocolate is not
just a tasty treat but it is actually healthy for you in
small quantities. Researchers have spent many years
studying this delicious food and it has been borne out in a
number of studies that dark chocolate, which is bitterer in
taste than milk chocolate or other forms of chocolate, has a
number of benefits to health.
Dark chocolate, red wine and green tea has been shown to
share many of the same health characteristics. Antioxidants are
to be found in dark chocolate, which is to say that they fight
The other health benefits that have been connected to dark
chocolate include a tremendous improvement in the work of the
arteries and blood vessels; the lowering if high blood
pressure; a lower incidence of deaths as related to heart
disease; improved efficiency of the endothelial cells; better
digestive process and increased stimulation of the kidneys.
Flavonoids that are found in chocolate have been used to
help people who suffer from anemia, a poor appetite and kidney
stones. Dark chocolate is instrumental in fighting bad
cholesterol in the blood vessels and it lowers blood pressure
and greatly improves the circulation of blood from the heart to
the brain and then back again.
Dark chocolate is believed to set off a biochemical effect
in the brain that helps to clot the blood much in the same way
as aspirin does if a person suspects that they are suffering a
heart attack. Dark chocolate contains the minerals copper and
magnesium and both of these minerals are necessary for a normal
functioning heartbeat and for stable blood pressure.
Be aware however that chocolate is fattening and it contains
caffeine so never overdo a good thing. In order to get the dark
chocolate you need experts say that the very best source is the
dried extract of roasted cocoa beans.