Taking Health Benefits of Chocolate

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Various flavors of chocolate can now be easily found in the shopping center. Variations tempting flavors increasingly attracting the interest of fans. Chocolate is also touted to have health benefits. What are the benefits in question?
The main content of chocolate is cocoa. Substances in cocoa flavanol antioxidant effects which can reduce cell damage that affect the health risks such as heart disease. Flavanol content in milk chocolate fewer than dark chocolate (dark chocolate).

Pressing Disease Risk
In one study, it was mentioned that the beneficial brown person avoid cardiovascular disease. Effects which can be obtained as follows:
  • Lowering blood pressure. On average, chocolate consumption pressing systolic blood pressure by two points.
  • Increase HDL (high-density lipoprotein), also known as good cholesterol. Chocolate also can simultaneously lowering LDL (low-density lipoprotein) or bad cholesterol.
  • Prevent diabetes by improving resistance to type 2 diabetes, another benefit gained is to minimize the complications of high blood sugar.
  • Improving blood flow. 
Another study found that dark chocolate consumption can reduce chronic fatigue syndrome who experienced each day. In addition, a study of biologically active substances of chocolate such as methylxanthine, demonstrated its ability to trigger sexual arousal.

Adverse effects to
Unfortunately, on the other hand, the consumption of chocolate can also bring adverse effects to the body. For example, trigger acne. Although chocolate is never referred to as the main cause of acne, but some kinds of foodstuffs such as sugar, corn syrup, and certain carbohydrates, often mixed into the chocolate packaging.

Delicious chocolate flavor is also not uncommon to cause addiction or addiction. If this is the case, then it is not impossible that chocolate can promote weight loss due to excessive consumption. Conditions of excess weight will increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Tricks Eating Chocolate
Many chocolate in currently marketed packaging adds a lot of extra material resulting in an increase in fat, sugar, and calories. It will lead to increased weight gain that leads to a variety of disease risk.

Basically cocoa in chocolate contains sugar and low fat. Meanwhile, insoluble fiber which is owned cocoa largely derived from the epidermis of unprocessed cocoa beans.

If you want to take to the health benefits of chocolate, then select unsweetened cocoa powder that can be presented on a low-fat milk, oatmeal, or other foods and beverages you consume.

One tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder contains 20 calories, 0.5 grams of fat and 1 gram of fiber. Cocoa types it also does not contain saturated fat.

In contrast to 2 ounces or 56 grams of milk chocolate contains an average of 270 calories, 17 grams of fat, and 10 grams of saturated fat. Chocolate milk does not contain any fiber.

Chocolate can indeed bring benefits to the body, but before buying, note the label on the packaging of the product you choose. Should avoid products with lots of additives and sweeteners excessive.

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