dark chocolate

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Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is loaded with lots of nutrients and is rich in antioxidants. It contains polyphenol, flavanol and many other antioxidants. In fact, dark chocolate contains more flavanol than other super fruits such as cranberries, blueberries, and pomegranate. Dark chocolate is known to be one of the most loved and popular treats all over the world.

Studies show that dark chocolate can improve your health and lower the risk of heart disease, may improve blood flow and lower blood pressure, raise HDL and protects LDL from oxidation.

Studies show eating healthy fats, such as dark chocolate, can boost your metabolism to burn fat and calories. Eating Dark chocolate will help curve your cravings for salt, sweets, or your for craving junk food.

If you purchase dark chocolate with a high content of cocoa, then it is very nutritious. It contains a fair amount of fiber and minerals and a good quality of dark chocolate is also rich in fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese.

A 100 grams of dark chocolate at least 70-85% cocoa contains:

  • 11 grams of fiber

  • 67% of the RDI for iron

  • 58% of the RDI for magnesium

  • 89% of the RDI for copper

  • 98% of the RDI for manganese

  • It also has plenty of potassium, phosphorus,
    zinc and selenium.

Dark chocolate also contains a stimulant like coffee or black tea and theobromine, but not worry, it more than likely will not keep you up at night as the amount of caffeine is very small.

But remember, everything in moderation. A 100 grams probably wouldn’t be a god idea to consume on a daily basis.