Health Benefits of Chocolates

Treating yourself to a small amount of chocolate regularly is fine as it mprove your memory as you get older, is good for heart, will help you with maths and more.

Kishori Sud
  • Kishori Sud
  • Her Zindagi Editorial
  • Updated - 2018-08-28, 11:11 IST

Whoever said chocolates are bad wasn't wrong if you go over board with it, but two squares a day is fine and infact very healthy for your body. It has a number of benefits out of which we have listed a few very important ones. Read on.

Healthy Heart

Chocolates Good For Heart

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According to a number of studies, flavonoids in chocolate can help your veins and arteries to stay supple. Dark chocolates reduce the risk of getting a heart attack by about 37%.

Helps Improve Your Memory As You Age

As per few researches conducted when elderly people were given specially prepared cocoa extracts which was high in flavanols, their cognitive function greatly improved. The only problem is that when it comes to eating chocolate, the percentage of those cocoa flavanols is much reduced due to the processing and the addition of eggs, sugar and milk.

Avoid Sunburn

Chocolates with a high flavanol content have the ability to help withstand double the amount of UV light on the skin without burning, as compared to those on lower doses.

Chocolate Helps With Maths

Chocolates Help With Maths

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flavanols surprisingly help people with their mental math.

Good For Skin

Not only does it not cause breakouts, dark chocolate is actually good for your skin! Flavonoids found in dark chocolate protect women’s skin from the sun’s UV rays. But that doesn’t mean you can skip the sunscreen.


Ups Your Mood

Chocolates Up Your Mood

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Ccoa polyphenols are beneficial when it comes to cheering someone. It can effect on the mood of the individual and make them feel calmer and happier.

Helps Lower Your Blood Pressure

You may not know it but having the right amount of NO (Nitric Oxide) in your body can help your arteries to relax. That will, in turn help to take some of the pressure off them and the result is a lower BP count. Just another benefit of the dark chocolate flavanols which help to produce this vital Nitric Oxide.

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