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Do you know why dark chocolate is healthy?

Friday, September 13, 2013

The magic of chocolate aroma is known for hundreds of years. I wonder how many of you know why dark chocolate is healthy?

Unlike regular chocolate which is rich in sugars and generally do not contain antioxidants, dark chocolate is a gold mine of antioxidants.

Chocolate with a high cocoa content (minimum 80%) contains more antioxidants than green tea or red wine.

1 Dark chocolate protects you from UV rays

Contrary to the notion that chocolate is the enemy of your complexion, dark chocolate makes you more beautiful. If you want to protect your skin from damage caused by the sun's UV rays, reach for dark chocolate. A study published in the journal "Nutrition" found that people who regularly consume dark chocolate with a smooth skin, much less red blisters after exposure to the sun and their skin retain moisture for a long time. Dark chocolate can also prevent discoloration caused by aging and dispigmentacijeko┼że.

2 Dark chocolate is a friend of your heart

Harvard experts analyzed 21 previously published studies on cocoa konzumiraciji which involved 2,500 respondents. In addition it can reduce blood pressure levels and improve the condition of the blood vessels, the consumption of cocoa is responsible for lowering bad cholesterol in people younger than 50 years, while increasing levels of good cholesterol.

3 Cubes of dark chocolate has a positive effect on high blood pressure

Chocolate can lower blood pressure. This was confirmed by numerous studies. Thus, the research of the University Hospital of Cologne found that even small amounts of chocolate give similar potential reduction in blood pressure compared with comprehensive dietary measures that have proven effective when it comes to problems with blood circulation.

And that, my friends, right now while you drink your morning coffee or an afternoon try the magical taste of dark chocolate. Enjoy! 

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