Chocolate consumption is not only delicious but also healthy can give tremendous benefits. It would not hurt you to drink two cups of hot chocolate a day to get the healthy benefits such as reduced risk of heart disease by slimming.
A journal Neurology, published last August, showed that participants in the study who drank two cups of cocoa or hot chocolate a day for 30 days, showed an increase in blood flow to the brain by 8.3 percent. This then makes the results of tests of memory and thinking also increased.
From Live Science quoted on Thursday ( 09/19/2013 ), following the healthy benefits that can be gained from eating chocolate :
1. Good for the heart
Regularly eat chocolate every day can reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke risk even for some people. It is written in the journal BMJ, the results of the study during the year 2012.
So far, chocolate is known as the body fattening foods. It turns out that statement is not always true. A study shows people who eat chocolate regularly in dosiss or right portions, having a body mass index lower than that do not routinely eat chocolate. This study in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine in 2012.
3. Appetite control
Chocolate contains fiber which is quite dense, so it can be a natural appetite suppressant. So, if you really want to eat chocolate brown and eventually, you will be consuming calories with a lesser amount than if you avoid chocolate and other forage.
Although good for your health, you should not eat any chocolate. You also have to carefully choose the quality, type, and amount of chocolate consumed.
The more intense the color of chocolate, the better it is for health. Dark chocolate is pure chocolate that more and more useful, although it is more bitter than other processed chocolate. Why is it useful ? Because fiber, magnesium, and antioxidants still contaminated with other mixture.
Instant chocolate powder that you can own makers turned out better than brown beverage package. Moreover, if you brew unsweetened cocoa powder. However you may add sugar itself, thus you can ensure sweetener used instead of sweeteners bad for health.
If you do not like the bitter chocolate, you can be creative with dark chocolate sprinkled over oatmeal, cereal, or a favorite cake.