Dark chocolate is rich in minerals, such as iron, magnesium, and zinc. The cocoa in dark chocolate also contains antioxidants called flavonoids, which may provide several health benefits.
Here are dark chocolate health benefits
Dark chocolate contains several compounds that possess antioxidant properties, such as flavonols and polyphenols. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and prevent oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress can contribute to the development of a variety of diseases such as :
Heart Disease Risk
Eating dark chocolate helps reduce a person's likelihood of developing heart disease.
The flavanols in dark chocolate stimulate nitric oxide production in the body.
Dark chocolate also contains certain compounds, such as polyphenols and theo bromine, that may lower levels of low density lipoprotein cholesterol in the body and increase levels of HDL cholesterol.
Eating dark chocolate may improve brain function and help prevent neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease.
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