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Stop thinking of Chocolate as a junk food!

Studies proved that cacao has a lot to give to your body. Study after study proves that dark chocolate—sweet, rich, and delicious—is good for more than curing a broken heart. Throughout the years, chocolate has been on the end of a lot of bad press because of its fat content, and its consumption has been associated with acne, obesity, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and diabetes.

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However, “the recent discovery of biologically active phenolic compounds in cocoa has changed this perception and stimulated research on its effects in ageing, oxidative stress, blood pressure regulation, and atherosclerosis. Today, chocolate is lauded for its tremendous antioxidant potential.”

The potential benefits of eating chocolate may include:

Lowering cholesterol levels

Preventing cognitive decline

Reducing the risk of cardiovascular problems.

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A Swedish study found that eating more than 45 grams of chocolate per week—about two bars worth—led to a 20 percent decrease in stroke risk among women. Chocolate contains flavonoids, whose antioxidant properties help fight strokes.

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British psychologists found that flavanols (a class of flavonoids, which are found in chocolate) helped people with their mental math. Study subjects had an easier time counting backwards from a randomly-generated number between 800 and 999 after drinking a cup of hot chocolate than they did without the cocoa. “The findings suggest students who binge on chocolate when revising for exams may gain a real benefit from doing so,” the British Telegraph reported.

No doubts, Chocolates make you a happier positive fellow, I am getting so much happy after having it, just enjoy it!

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NADINE

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