Chocolates are savories that are relished by people of all ages and are something no one would reject. It is eaten as a dessert or is added to varied sweet savories. It contains cocoa, milk, sugar and other flavors. It is known to have calories and shouldn’t be consumed every day if one intends to lead a healthy life. There is an alternative to satisfy the sweet tooth by gorging on dark chocolate. It is manufactured using less sugar and thus doesn’t add on to the calorie content of the bar. After necessary research, it has been concluded that it is said to have varied benefits to the body. There are varied questions that crop up in people’s mind when they get to know about the existence of it alongside the normal bars.
• How is it beneficial to the health?
It is known to have plenty of minerals in it as well as soluble fiber. Minerals like magnesium, copper, iron, phosphorous, zinc, etc. help the body to develop well and keep it healthy. The fatty acids found in the cocoa that constitute it are saturated and thus easy to digest leaving no harmful traces in the body. It is also known to be rich in antioxidants that rejuvenate the cells the body and curbing diseases.
• How does it affect the heart and the blood flow?
It contains flavonols that are known to induce the lining of the arteries in the heart to produce nitric oxide. This gas lets the arteries relax and thus inducing normal blood flow without having high or low blood pressure. The essence in cocoa powder is known to reduce cholesterol levels in men. It neutralizes the cholesterol levels and thus protecting the heart. The study has revealed that men who consume it are less likely to face cardiovascular diseases and would have a longer life with a healthy heart.
• Will the skin have a better texture?
Well, yes it would have a great effect on the skin where the presence of flavonols protects the skin from sun damage. Skin when exposed to the sun frequently has chances of tanning or the harmful UV rays can induce skin cancer. The contents in the it are known to hydrate the skin and improve the blood flow thus making the skin supple and making it look young.
• What are the other uses of it?
It can serve as a great gift to adults as well as children though it may not go down well with children due to its bitter taste. It serves both purposes of gifting as well as letting people have a healthy body and lead a good lifestyle.