Hawaii, United States
Chocolate…ummm….doesn’t it bring water in your mouth and an irresistible temptation develops in you to get your hands on it. The yummy checkered dark brown food stuff is a hot favorite among all age group, especially among kids and young woman. The dark chocolate creates lot of wild fantasies too in our mind. But apart from that dark chocolate hold number of health benefits too for us. This gives a feel good factor in us and also has numerous advantages that can benefit our health a lot. So let us study the benefits that we can get on consuming this yummy treat.
Reduces heart attack risk:
The anti-oxidants present in the chocolate protect the body from ageing which is caused by the free radicals and also reduces the chances of heart attacks. Also it arrests the oxidative damage by the free radicals that are responsible for cancer.
Lowers your blood pressure:
Flavonoids which acts as an antioxidant in the chocolate lowers your high blood pressure problem by the production of nitric acid and helps in maintaining hormonal balance.
Lowers your cholesterol:
In some of the studies that are conducted, dark chocolate helps in lowering your LDL cholesterol that is the bad cholesterol. It brings it down nearly ten percent.
Gives you a happy feeling:
Chocolate also stimulates the endorphin production what exercise does and gives immense sense of pleasure. Hence eating chocolate will make you happy as well.
If you are in depression, then there is nothing like chocolate that can raise your spirit. It gives a boost to your serotonin level (neurotransmitter) and works like an anti-depressant.
Good for sexual health as well:
Chocolate is also linked with sexual desire. It contains two kind of chemical with aphrodisiac qualities, one which is tryptophan which acts as sexual arouser and another is phenylethylamine. It is a stimulant related to amphetamine that is released by the brain when people fall in love.