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3 Great Health Benefits Of Eating Dark Chocolate

Chocolate is a favorite snack of many people. According to many nutritionists, chocolate can be part of a healthy diet. Eating chocolate has many health benefits, especially dark chocolate. Dark chocolate contains a lot of minerals such as iron, magnesium and zinc, the flavonoid antioxidant content in dark chocolate is also copious.

What is dark chocolate?

What is dark chocolate? Chocolate is derived from cocoa – a plant rich in minerals and antioxidants. The basic ingredients of chocolate usually include cocoa beans, cocoa butter and sugar. Depending on the cocoa ratio and sugar ratio, chocolate will have a different bitter taste.

Chocolate containing 70% or more cocoa is called dark chocolate. When the cocoa content in chocolate reaches 100%, this is called pure, unsweetened chocolate; and the taste in chocolate is also the original bitter taste. Dark chocolate tends to be drier than regular chocolates, with a more dense texture and bitter taste.

3 Great Health Benefits Of Eating Dark Chocolate

Abundant Antioxidants

Chocolate contains rich levels of antioxidants, such as flavonoids and polyphenols. These antioxidants help us neutralize free radicals and prevent oxidative stress. (Oxidative stress is a phenomenon that contributes to natural aging and the development of certain diseases such as cardiovascular or diabetes, etc).

Rich in minerals

Mineral deficiency increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Eating chocolate can help the body to replenish missing minerals. Dark chocolate is even better for health. The ample number of minerals that dark chocolate brings us are, among others, iron, zinc, magnesium and manganese. Magnesium in chocolate has the effect of reducing fatigue; reducing stress and mental tension.

Provides nerve-supporting compounds

Eating chocolate can give you an extremely enjoyable feeling, wondering why? That’s thanks to a “psychoactive effects” taking place in the brain that is triggered by a combination of some unique compounds found in chocolate, such as:

  • “Happy molecules” – Endocannabinoids like anandamide
  • Substances with calming and mood-enhancing effects terpenes (including myrcene, linalool and ocimene)
  • Mild stimulants can improve blood flow and cognitive function – xanthines such as theobromine and caffeine.
ByNature Dark Chocolate

You can choose different types of chocolate to enjoy. However, dark chocolate (chocolate with a cocoa content of 70% or more) would be a great healthy choice.

With completely natural ingredients; delicately handcrafted from the finest cocoa beans from Cho Gao, Tien Giang – cocoa growing regions, ByNature’s premium dark chocolate is guaranteed not to disappoint you:

Besides chocolate, you can also try cacao nibs. Cocoa beans or cacao nibs being the purest form of chocolate you can enjoy with an abundance of fibers and iron. This is considered a natural source of nutrients with many health benefits. They are rich in fiber and iron. They are also chock-full of protective antioxidants and magnesium. 

Read more: The better the cocoa beans, the better the chocolate

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