Dark chocolate is healthy and tasty
Yes, we know that you feel guilty when you reach for chocolate! We all know that feeling after we enjoyed the moment of tasting this incredible sweet! But you don’t have to feel that way anymore! We prepared for you some interesting and important facts for this sweet Majesty: dark chocolate.
Dark chocolate – interesting facts about this healthy sweet
I admit, I had no clue how much dark chocolate is good! There are plenty of research studies nowadays that prove its various benefits, from being very nutritious and rich in good ingredients to the ability to lower your blood pressure. So, here are the main benefits of your favorite sweet:
1. Dark chocolate has nutritious ingredients
If you use dark chocolate with higher percentage of cocoa (70-85%), in a 100-gram bar you will find 11 grams of fiber, 67% of RDA for Iron (recommended daily intake), 58% of the RDA for Magnesium, 89% of RDA for Copper, 98% of RDA for Manganese and it also contains significant levels of zinc, selenium, phosphorus, and potassium.
2. It is rich in antioxidants
Antioxidants are powerful substances that help your body and your cells to rejuvenate and protects them from premature aging. They fight the free radicals, molecules that cause damage to your cells. It is now believed that many illnesses are the result of the free radical damage. Darc chocolate contains several ingredients such as polyphenols, flavanols, and catechins that act as antioxidants.
3. Dark chocolate protects your skin against the sun
Its ingredient, flavanols, improve the blood flow to the skin and helps your skin to stay hydrated. Research has proven that if you eat dark chocolate rich in flavanols for 12 weeks, it doubles the time that takes UVB rays to damage your skin and cause redness.
4. It improves brain function
Dark chocolate improves blood flow to the brain and can be really helpful in improving cognitive function in elderly people.