10 health
benefits of cocoa

Lifestyle

By Sanya Budhiraja
Published December 11, 2020

Hindustan Times

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Cocoa is an excellent source of antioxidants. Eating small doses over time can help enhance your memory

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Cocoa powder contains high levels of alkaloids which enhance breathing flow and can help bring relief to those suffering from breathing problems

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Eating very dark chocolate which has a high level of cocoa can help prevent the breakdown of collagen which in turn can make your skin look younger

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Consuming dark chocolate with about 50% - 70% cocoa and little to no added sugar can lower blood pressure

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Cocoa butter, high percentages of which can be found in certain chocolates, helps  combat kidney problems

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Consuming cocoa helps release stress and uplift your mood

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Diabetics are advised to add cocoa-based products in their daily diet to improve the insulin resistance and level of glucose in the body

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Consuming cocoa can improve bowel functions. It can also provide relief from gastrointestinal discomfort

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Using cocoa-based skincare products can enhance the skin elasticity and give a radiant look

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Raw cocoa can provide you with an instant burst of energy

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