Friday, June 19, 2015

Top Level 'Health Boosting' Properties Of 'Dark Chocolate'

By Swarnam John in Dubai UAE
Dark chocolate might pack a double positive punch for our health—thanks to the microbes that live in our gut. New research suggests that beneficial bacteria that reside toward the end of our digestive tract ferment both the antioxidants and the fiber in cocoa. 

Cocoa is good for your heart because of fermentation by gut bacteria, creating anti-inflammatory compounds that improve blood vessel function.

Dark chocolate can be your best friend in more than one way. Its health benefits are so flourishing and vibrant. Dark chocolate boosts your health and wellness quotient in amazing ways, that you can ever imagine. 

Enlivens midday slump
A recent EEG (electroencephalogram) study points out that a piece of unsweetened dark chocolate, improves attention and lowers the blood pressure, when you hit the midday slump.
The afternoon is the best time when your energy levels are low, and you want to get a shut eye time. If you could get a nap that is most welcome. 

Incase if you are a student or a busy professional and afternoon nap is just impossible, then you can go in for a piece of dark chocolate to boost your performance.

Researchers advise the hypertension patients to enjoy a heart healthy chocolate every afternoon, in order to be more attentive and have a healthy blood pressure range.

Boosts your brain power
Authority Nutrition points out that dark chocolate is rich in fiber, iron, magnesium, copper and manganese. It also has phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc. 

More than all this goodness, it boosts your brain power. A new research study points out that drinking two cups of hot chocolate a day, can boost the brain health. Drinking dark chocolate can increase the thinking skills.

It improves the blood flow to the brain and also improves memory. Scientists point out that drinking two cups of hot cocoa per day for 30 days improved thinking and memory skills in older people. 

The catch is that they did not consume any other chocolate during the course of the thirty day period. After reading this article, treat yourself to a cup of hot chocolate every day. You will be amazed by your enhanced memory and thinking skills.

Help you in weight loss
My goodness! Is it true you may wonder? But it is a research proven fact, that dark chocolate helps you to slim down. This comes handy during festival seasons. 

The University of Copenhagen researchers say that dark chocolate is more filling. It lessens your cravings for sweet, salty and fatty foods.

This aspect indirectly prevents a host of other health problems. Sixteen young and healthy men were chosen for the study. They fasted for 12 hours, and were given a piece of dark chocolate. A couple of tests were done.

After a period of two and a half hours, they were given pizza and were asked to eat till their heart’s content. After the meal the researchers found that the calorie intake was greatly reduced. This is due to the increased satiety value, or in other words, increased feeling of fullness because of dark chocolate.

Take away
Dark chocolate has some amazing health benefits. It works wonders for your body. So make dark chocolate a part of your daily diet. Scientists say that this wonder chocolate even promotes your heart health. Enjoy dark chocolate, but do keep in mind that moderation is the key to a healthy life.

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