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Chocolate is arguably the most popular treat in the world, and there is a good chance that you love this sweet delicacy, too. We all know that eating too much of it is bad for our health, but we usually cannot help but gulp down lots of it anyway. To help you overcome the terrible feelings of guilt you might have after indulging, we have focused on chocolate’s good and healthy properties as we compiled this post with 25 benefits you will receive by eating this yummy treat. You might know that it – when eaten in reasonable quantity – is good for your heart and brain functions, but we are sure there are many benefits that you did not know about before. From its positive effects on our skin and sight to its ability to prevent diabetes and the Alzheimer’s Disease, learn how to justify your heavy consumption with these 25 Benefits To Eating Chocolate That Will Ease Your Guilt.
P.S.: Most of these benefits only apply to dark varieties; sorry white and milk chocolate lovers.
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Chocolate is a great source of energy. For example, just one chocolate chip can give you enough energy to walk 150 feet (46 meters).
Chocolate contains phenylethylamine, a naturally occurring amino-acid which is believed to have aphrodisiacal effects and is even said to be able to cure a hangover.
Dark chocolate is believed to be able to improve your ability to see in low-contrast situations, such as in poor weather.
Chocolate contains tryptophan, which helps create serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is thought to cause feelings of well-being and happiness.
Chocolate improves the brain’s blood supply and dilates blood vessels, which is what we need before any mental activity.
According to new scientific studies, eating chocolate can prevent pregnancy problems. The chemical theobromine found in chocolate may reduce preeclampsia, a major pregnancy complication.
Chocolate is full of antioxidants, especially dark chocolate which is rich in flavenoids – antioxidants that help prevent heart diseases.
Recent scientific study has also figured out that flavenoids contained in dark chocolate might help protect you from sunburn.
Dark chocolate helps restore flexibility to arteries while also preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels – both common causes of artery clogging.
A 100 g (3.5 oz) bar of dark chocolate with 70% to 85% cacao solids contains 98% of your Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of Manganese, 67% of your RDA of Iron, and 58% of your RDA of Magnesium.
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