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5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by Edopesin(m): 11:59am On Nov 07, 2017

In times past eating chocolate gained a bad reputation for causing weight gain, acne, and diabetes.
Over the years researchers have come to understand the health benefits of eating dark chocolate.
Today, dark chocolate is extolled for its amazing nutritional health benefits.

Pure chocolate is bitter, powdery, dry and very healthy. Sadly, a lot of nutrients are destroyed in the process of making chocolate tasty.

Our markets are full of over processed, sweetened chocolate with sugar, milk and fat emulsifiers for texture.

Eating dark chocolate is not a guilty pleasure, especially when additives like milk and sugar are minimal.

When buying chocolate, always be on the lookout for the cocoa content on the pack (the higher the better).

Chocolate with a 65 percent or higher cocoa content is full of antioxidants and nutrients. Dark chocolate is a bitter-sweet chocolate that offers incredible health benefits.


Below are some potential health benefits of dark chocolate

1. Dark Chocolate Can help prevent diabetes
Eating dark chocolate has been shown to optimize the secretion of insulin from specific cells. This was attributed to the presence of epicatechin monomers, a compound that has been observed to help reduce obesity and increase the body’s ability to cope with high blood glucose.

2. Dark Chocolate Can Help Prevent Depression
Research Indicates our mood is usually connected to what we eat. Many people suffering from mood swings, anxiety and depression now use improved diet to manage mental health.
Many researchers believe that an imbalance in serotonin levels can lead to depression. Eating dark chocolate leads to a release of the mood-regulating chemical serotonin.
If you are deficient in serotonin, taking chocolate rich phenethylamine might help bring you back to baseline.

3. Dark Chocolate Can Help Prevent Cardiovascular Disease
Eating dark chocolate could help lower the risk of developing heart disease by one-third. This research was carried out by the European society of cardiology congress; the researchers concluded that chocolate does have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system.

4. Dark Chocolate can help improve cholesterol profile
Dark chocolate is being touted as a cheaper and enjoyable alternative for improving our cholesterol profile.
Studies indicate cocoa contains antioxidants that prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol thus reducing the accumulation of lipids and cell debris in the inner layers of the arterial wall.

5. Dark Chocolate Boosts Your Immune System
Dark chocolates are rich in flavonoids; these phytochemicals have been observed to possess anti-inflammatory properties.
They also have a beneficial effect on the production of antibodies that help your body fight diseases.


Source: https://www.kangpe.com/tip/view/272/5-Health-Benefits-of-Dark-Chocolate

cc; Dominique lalasticlala

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by Edopesin(m): 7:01am On Nov 10, 2017
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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by siraj1402(m): 7:05am On Nov 10, 2017
1. Jedijedi

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by MhizzAJ(f): 7:05am On Nov 10, 2017
Okay
I love choclates

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by pawilson(m): 7:06am On Nov 10, 2017
FCT grin cool shocked shocked shocked cool shocked shocked
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by nony43(m): 7:06am On Nov 10, 2017
Too much of Chocolate is not good o, don't ask me how I take know
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by AburoBuhari: 7:06am On Nov 10, 2017
nice one but man will later die no matter how careful you live your life

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by anjowaka510(m): 7:07am On Nov 10, 2017
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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by uzoclinton(m): 7:07am On Nov 10, 2017
Dark chocolate? '¿~¿ white chocolate dey,?

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by Coyotejack(m): 7:07am On Nov 10, 2017
please its pure dark chocolate not chocolate mixed with milk or white choc cheesy

you just gotta love that dark chocolate skin with caramel topping cool

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by AlexCk: 7:07am On Nov 10, 2017
MhizzAJ:
Okay
I love choclates


Ice cream, cake, burgers!!

Love em die,
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by JohnnyBling(m): 7:08am On Nov 10, 2017
Where can one get em
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by Nobody: 7:08am On Nov 10, 2017
6. Diabetes
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by Samanza89(m): 7:09am On Nov 10, 2017
If you've carefully stated the benefits, make sure you come back and post the disadvantages of consuming it.

It will also help...
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by Pridestorm: 7:09am On Nov 10, 2017
Sweet
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by BruncleZuma: 7:09am On Nov 10, 2017
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Even people wen never see Eclairs before go fly come comment...

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by lascopes(m): 7:10am On Nov 10, 2017
Is this dark chocolate free? Still trynna remember the last time chop am grin grin
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by modelmike7(m): 7:10am On Nov 10, 2017
This is interesting
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by kolaish(m): 7:11am On Nov 10, 2017
Op, give us the examples of the products that meets 'the dark chocolate requirements' you are talking about.
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by Nobody: 7:12am On Nov 10, 2017
Ladies and Chocolate grin
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by EmmaLege: 7:12am On Nov 10, 2017
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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by Kizyte(m): 7:17am On Nov 10, 2017
I love Chocolate!
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by Jboy5050(m): 7:17am On Nov 10, 2017
JediJedi is real
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by computerglobal(m): 7:20am On Nov 10, 2017
BruncleZuma:
grin grin grin grin

Even people wen never see Eclairs before go fly come comment...

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by Nobody: 7:20am On Nov 10, 2017
Pls who knows where dat eclairs advert babe dey d mixed race one . sad
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by holluwai(m): 7:22am On Nov 10, 2017
Dark chocolate makes my tummy bloated. I noticed a few times when I eat it so I stopped, dunno if anyone has had this experience.
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by akeentech(m): 7:23am On Nov 10, 2017
yeyerolling:
Pls who knows where dat eclairs advert babe dey d mixed race one . sad

I know
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by IMASTEX: 7:28am On Nov 10, 2017
Nice
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by emjaybaba90: 7:29am On Nov 10, 2017
Pls I need admin contact...
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by NYRP: 7:33am On Nov 10, 2017
Good

Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by Edopesin(m): 7:35am On Nov 10, 2017
kolaish:
Op, give us the examples of the products that meets 'the dark chocolate requirements' you are talking about.
Morcola Is One Of My Fav

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