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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by dollarfx: 8:57am On Nov 10, 2017
i have always known that when we are using a dark chocolates then we may get addicted to them and in the long run they are not good for us.
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by PrecisionFx(m): 9:37am On Nov 10, 2017
Edopesin:

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


Fake stories that emanate from manufacturers of Chocolate... grin
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by Nobody: 9:39am On Nov 10, 2017
good for healthy sperm but not too much
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by michony505(m): 9:47am On Nov 10, 2017
nony43:
Too much of Chocolate is not good o, don't ask me how I take know
Thats the processed one the unprocessed dark bitter chocolate is very good
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by Nobody: 10:21am On Nov 10, 2017
BruncleZuma:
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Even people wen never see Eclairs before go fly come comment...

Lol. No be small. Me I prefare making low sugar chocolate drink from scratch with 100% pure cocoa powder.
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by titosantana(m): 10:21am On Nov 10, 2017
I read it somewhere that it's also good for memory. How true is this?
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by BruncleZuma: 10:32am On Nov 10, 2017
Beckino:


Lol. No be small. Me I prefare making low sugar chocolate drink from scratch with 100% pure cocoa powder.

Funny thing is, some people think chocolate is sweet...
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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by piagetskinner(m): 10:41am On Nov 10, 2017
cocoa drink is the best... its bitter but you can add natural sweeteners like honey
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by Nobody: 10:47am On Nov 10, 2017
BruncleZuma:


Funny thing is, some people think chocolate is sweet...
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I used to think so too before I used two tablespoons to make a teacup of chocolate drink. I was scared of using too much sugar so I just had to gulp it with my nose closed and drank plenty water after. I don't trust industrialy made chocolates. The sugar in Bounty and one other one, Snickers, I think is just too much. M already having dental issues.
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by BruncleZuma: 10:50am On Nov 10, 2017
Beckino:


I used to think so too before I used two tablespoons to make a teacup of chocolate drink. I was scared of using too much sugar so I just had to gulp it with my nose closed and drank plenty water after. I don't trust industrialy made chocolates. The sugar in Bounty and one other one, Snickers, I think is just too much. M already having dental issues.

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Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by rumenase(m): 12:04pm On Nov 10, 2017
MhizzAJ:
Okay I love choclates
me too
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by dominique(f): 9:07pm On Nov 10, 2017
Dark chocolate is too bitter, something that bitter and uninteresting to eat will definitely be good for the body. Team milk chocolate ojare
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by Nobody: 12:44am On Nov 11, 2017
I guess I should be eating more of it then. smiley
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by Edopesin(m): 6:03pm On Nov 11, 2017
Differential:
I guess I should be eating more of it then. smiley
grin Yep
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by hoodedjaystrim(m): 11:58am On Jan 01, 2018
dominique:
Dark chocolate is too bitter, something that bitter and uninteresting to eat will definitely be good for the body. Team milk chocolate ojare
hahaha
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by Casemiro(m): 10:18am On Jan 23, 2019
MhizzAJ:
Okay I love choclates

what type of chocolate do you eat and where can I get them
Re: 5 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate by Casemiro(m): 10:21am On Jan 23, 2019
piagetskinner:
cocoa drink is the best... its bitter but you can add natural sweeteners like honey

where can I get cocoa powder

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