I love eating dark chocolate with coffee. I prefer the %70 dark ones because of health benefits. If I want something sweet, I prefer the milk one.
Chocolate is made from the seed of the cacao tree which is one of the best sources of antioxidants. The real dark chocolate ( not the sugary ones) can improve your health.
Last year, I quited to eat chocolate because of the ingredients. Unfortunately, some popular brands add ingredients that are bad for our health. I changed my diet and I started to prepare desserts to eat with coffee.
I made a lot research and I found the good ones. Nowadays, one of my favorite chocolate is Italian brand Perugia’s %70 dark chocolate. It has only three ingredients.
I eat two maxiumum three times a week after gym with coffee. According to researches, dark chocolate has many health benefits. Some dieitians recommend to eat chocolate before or after workout.
In today’s post, I would like to share dark chocolate’s health benefits.
If you but high quality of dark chocolate, it is very nutritious It is a great source of minerals and fiber.
70% dark chocolate contains;
It also contains caffeine but is very small amount compated to coffee.
Lower Blood Pressure
According to researchesi biactive compounds in cocoa improve blood flow and decrease in blood pressure.
Improve Brain Function
According to researches, dark chocolate improve verbal fluency and improve cognitive function
Protect Your Skin
Some doctors recommend to eat dark chocolate before go to beach because flavonols which dark chocolate contains protect against sun damage, increase skin density and hydration.
Great Source of Antioxidant
The raw, unprocessed cocoa beans are great source of antioxidant.
According to doctors, dark chocolate boost oxgygen availability during workout.
May Help Weight Loss
Eating chocolate everyday seems like the unrealistic way to lose weight. In past, I was eating four piece of dark chocolate everyday and I lost a few kilos. It is all about moderation.
According to researches, dark chocolate help you control appetite. Furthermore, chocolate behaves like a prebiotic which is a type of fiber and help the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.