Benefits of Consuming Dark Chocolates-Lowers the Risk of Heart Problems and Diabetes

Are you looking for a method to reduce the risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease? Did you know that consuming dark chocolates can help you in lowering the risk of diabetes? Doctors are suggesting that consuming chocolates will help lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Chocolates are perceived as medicine for time to time and can be lots of good use to you.

Dark Chocolate Health Benefits

What Chocolate should you take?

Now as the doctor has told you to take in chocolate for your diet, that doesn’t mean you could take any chocolate. The chocolates that doctors recommend are called as dark chocolate. The dark chocolate is the real chocolate that contains nothing but cocoa powder in chocolate liquor (no-alcohol). Sometimes the dark chocolate may also contain chocolate liquor, sugar added cocoa butter and extra cocoa powder.

The Nutrition’s provider:

Dark chocolates are a source of high nutrients, it contains a decent amount of soluble fiber with minerals. For the record, a 100-gram bar may contain 70-85% of cocoa. This cocoa contains the following nutrients

  • 11 grams of fiber.
  • 67% of RDA for iron.
  • 58% of RDA for magnesium.
  • 89% of RDA for copper.
  • 98% of RDA for manganese.
  • It also has plenty of potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium.

Dark Chocolates as Anti-oxidants:

Is anyone reading the post familiar with ORAC? I guess someone even more experienced will explain about that in the comment section below. Researchers told that dark chocolates have a huge amount of Anti-oxidants, Anti-oxidants are those stuff that fights and absorb the free radicals. This is the essential ingredient required to keep off cancer as free radicals (Bad stuff) are the causing agents of cancer. It worth to tell you that raw, uncompressed cocoa beans are among the highest scoring foods that have been tested.

Dark chocolates to lower Blood pressure:

The flavanols in dark chocolate are capable of stimulating endothelium, the lining of arteries to produce Nitric oxide (NO). This gas sends signal to the artery in hearts to relax causing very less resistance to the blood flow and helps to lower the blood pressure radically. There are many trials held to check this fact the outcome results were less, at least it helps to reduce the blood pressure.

Protecting LDL against Oxidation and reducing Diabetes:

Dark chocolates are capable of protecting the LDL fat from getting oxidized in men. The LDL facts easily react with the free radicals and become a source that can easily damage the tissues of the body, Dark chocolates can prevent this oxidation and increase HDL and LDL content with high cholesterol level. This will make the artery walls to relax and reduce the risk of any heart disease.

Dark Chocolate as a sunscreen:

The Dark chocolate is filled with bio-active compounds that will help improve the blood flow to the skin and increase skin hydration. The MED (minimal erythemal) is the minimum amount of UVB rays required to cause redness after 24 hours of exposure to the sun. The study has proved that MED doubled after consuming dark chocolates. So if you’re going on a weekend trip to the beach try loading on dark chocolates on the before week.

Dark Chocolates to improve Brain function:

A study has shown that dark chocolate can trigger brain functions and stimulate more blood flow. The cocoa in the dark chocolate is capable of increasing the blood flow to the brain. This can significantly improve the cognitive functions in elderly people with mental impairment. It also improves the verbal fluency, cocoa is also a stimulant like caffeine this may be one of the key reasons for cocoa to improve brain functions in short term.


Consuming dark chocolates can be very easy and it also helps you in various ways, gives you good nutrition, consuming dark chocolate will also lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Note: these chocolates might not be sweet sometimes.

Last but not least dark chocolates do need to be consumed at times regular consumption may cause problems.

“Too much of anything, is good for nothing”

If you have further more tips that can help me and others get a good diet with dark chocolate. Just share it below.

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