Chocolate Is Benefit
A variety of chocolate flavors can now be easily found in shopping centers. Tantalizing flavor variations attract more fans. Chocolate is also said to have health benefits. What are the benefits?
The main content of chocolate is cocoa. The flavanol substance in cocoa has an antioxidant effect that can reduce cell damage that affects health risks such as heart disease. The content of flavanols in milk chocolate is less than dark chocolate (dark chocolate). In one study, it was mentioned that chocolate is useful to avoid a person exposed to cardiovascular disease. Effects that can be obtained include: Lowering blood pressure. On average, chocolate consumption suppresses systolic blood pressure up to two points. In addition to chocolate, some foods are also known to help control high blood pressure. Increase HDL (high-density lipoprotein) also known as good cholesterol. Chocolate also at once can lower LDL (low-density lipoprotein) or bad cholesterol. Preventing diabetes by improving insulin resistance. For people with type 2 diabetes, another benefit is to minimize the complications of high blood sugar. Also note some types of foods that are friendly for diabetics. Streamline blood flow.
Another study found that the consumed dark chocolate can reduce the chronic fatigue syndrome experienced every day.
In addition, studies of active biologic substances from chocolate such as methylxanthine, indicate its ability to trigger sexual arousal.
- Many of the in-packaged chocolates today add many additional ingredients, resulting in increased fat, sugar, and calorie content. It can actually increase the weight gain that culminates in various disease risks.
Basically cocoa in chocolate contains low sugar and fat substances. Meanwhile, the insoluble fiber owned by cocoa is largely derived from the unprocessed cocoa bean shell.
- If you want to take advantage of chocolate for health, then choose unsweetened cocoa powder that can be served on low-fat milk, oatmeal, or other foods and beverages you consume.
One tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder contains 20 calories, about 0.5 grams of fat and 1 gram of fiber. That type of cockroach also does not contain saturated fat.
In contrast to 2 ounces or 56 grams of milk chocolate which contains an average of 270 calories, 17 grams of fat, and 10 grams of saturated fat. Chocolate milk does not contain fiber.
Chocolate can indeed bring benefits to the body, but before buying, note the label on the packaging of the product you choose. Should avoid products with many additional ingredients and excessive sweeteners.