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.
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.