What are the health benefits of chocolate?
You will find in this Youtube video and in this health and wellness blog article :
- The benefits of chocolate
- Antioxidants in chocolate
- Chocolate and magnesium
- Chocolate against fatigue, stress and anxiety
- Chocolate to fight constipation
- How much chocolate to eat to enjoy its benefits?
- What percentage of cocoa should chocolate contain to be beneficial to health?
Chocolate comes from cocoa beans which are very rich in flavonoids.
Flavonoids are antioxidants that help fight against cellular aging and the increase of cholesterol levels. They are also beneficial to the dilation of our blood vessels and to blood coagulation.
The blood coagulation gathers the whole of the reactions which are set up when there is a haemorrhage within our organization to stop it.
Chocolate is a food rich in fiber, which helps reduce constipation and facilitate intestinal transit.
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It is interesting to know that one of the foods richest in magnesium is chocolate. Its consumption helps to fight against fatigue, stress and anxiety.
It also contains tryptophan, an amino acid that allows the production of serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter (chemical messenger) that improves the emotional state and leads to a feeling of well-being.
I draw your attention to the fact that the benefits of chocolate are present if it contains at least 70% cocoa.
Finally, you should know that consuming 2 squares of dark chocolate a day is enough to benefit from all its advantages, even if we are tempted to consume a little more :)
Dr. Noura Marashi (doctor of pharmacy, health youtuber, creator of the health and well-being application Pharmaquiz),
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