Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Five Facts About Chocolates You Should Know

According to VeryWell Fit, Chocolate is a sweet confection made from cocoa beans. These "beans" are actually the seeds of a pod-like fruit that grows on the cacao tree in tropical areas near the Equator. Nutrition facts and calories in chocolate depend on the variety that you choose and the way it is prepared. 

1. Chocolates And Its Cardio Effects
One study found that a serving (or two) a week of chocolate can reduce your risk of heart failure by almost a third. Another found that a square of chocolate a day can reduce your blood pressure as well as your risk of a heart attack or a stroke by up to 39%.

2. Chocolate And Its Appetite Effects
It is not a joke; chocolate can reduce your appetite. A study completed at the University of Copenhagen found that when eating dark chocolate about two hours before your meal, you’ll have fewer cravings for sweet, salty or fatty foods.

3. Chocolate And Its Mental Health Effects
A study done is Switzerland found that when eating chocolate, your stress hormone levels decrease (rather significantly) and that stress’s metabolic effects were mitigated to some degree. In addition to these effects, chocolate can also improve your cognitive performance and reduce mental fatigue.

4. Chocolate And Its Dermal Effects
If you eat chocolate made from a high flavanol cocoa powder you can reduce your risk of getting sunburnt, improve the blood flow in your skin, increase your skin density and keep your skin better hydrated with a lower transepidermal water loss. This gives your skin a radiant glow.

5. Chocolate And Its Stress Effects
If you suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome you should try adding chocolate to your daily diet. One group of sufferers were given a daily dose of chocolate for two months. They were less tired and the best news of all is that they did not put on any extra weight.
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