Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Lifestyle

By Ada Kohli
Published Sept 18, 2021

Hindustan Times

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Guilty of not being able to resist chocolates? Studies suggest that dark chocolate should be part of your healthy diet. Here is a list of its benefits 

Better Brain Function

Raw cocoa, a natural source of caffeine provides an instant burst of energy to your brain without the added sugar of an energy drink

It can improve your level of focus, attention, speed and working memory

Protects Your Skin

It is high in antioxidants that protect your skin from free radical damage keeping it soft and flexible for long

Flavonoids found in dark chocolate act as shields against harmful UV rays and protect your skin from sun damage and skin cancer

Higher Level of Antioxidants

Some studies suggest that dark chocolate has a higher level of antioxidants than any fruit and help your body disarm oxidising agents

Mood Booster

It interacts with some neurotransmitter systems such as dopamine, serotonin and endorphins that increase one’s mood

Gives You Instant Energy 

If you have a low BP or feel lethargic, chocolates can instantly boost your energy levels

Helps Combat Heart Disease

Moderate consumption of dark chocolate in the long term can fight bad cholesterol and lower your body’s insulin resistance

Flavonoids found in cocoa that act as antioxidants help reduce any inflammation in your body

Helps Relieve Inflammation

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