Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

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Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

We all know what chocolate is and there are various types, brands, shapes, flavours of chocolate available today in the market. We also know the benefits that chocolate has on our skin as so many spas promise glowing skin through chocolate baths. Who doesn’t love chocolate?! But we also know the amount of calories that come with rich sinful milk chocolates!!

But the good news is…That is not the same story for dark chocolate. So today, I am going to give you not one…But five reasons to indulge in dark chocolate.

Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

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  • Dark chocolate has antioxidant property and contains compounds called flavonoids which fight against damage to the cells of your body and protect from many diseases which are caused due to radical damage such as cancer, cataracts, heart problems, etc.
  • Dark chocolate has been found to act on a hormone serotonin in the brain which has a calming and relaxing effect on the body. It also encourages your brain to release endorphins which is also called the happy hormone!
  • Dark chocolate is a low Glycemic index food which means it will not shoot up the blood sugar rapidly leading to a better insulin response and thus maintains your blood sugar levels.
  • Dark chocolate also increases the good cholesterol which is HDL and lowers the bad cholesterol  which is LDL and prevents a condition known as arteriosclerosis which is caused due to deposition of cholesterol in the blood vessels leading to high blood pressure  and related heart problems.
  • It has many essential minerals which are important for the normal functioning and metabolism of the body such as iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, zinc and selenium. The deficiency of these minerals can lead to diseases and thus dark chocolate helps to meet the daily requirements of these essential minerals.

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Do u still need more reasons to grab that piece of dark chocolate? Go grab and enjoy the benefits of dark chocolate !

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