ADVANTAGES OF USING DARK CHOCOLATE
GOOD FOR HEALTH
Small amount of chocolate twice or thrice a week can lower your blood pressure hence protect from the damages to circulatory system related to high blood pressure.This also improve the blood flow hence reduce the clotting hence protected from micro damages.
GOOD FOR BRAIN
We heard some relation between the chocolate and love; because chocolate contain 'phenylamine' normally our brain create this when you are fall in love with someone so dark chocolate provide us this chemical. This chemical encourage our brain to release 'endorphins' both make you happy so consuming dark chocolate is healthy choice.Dark chocolate improve blood flow to brain hence improve cognitive functions. Dark chocolate contain caffeine but less then in coffee approx 27mg in 1.5 ounce dark chocolate.
LOWERS THE CHOLESTEROL
By lowering the cholesterol reduce the heart related problems(mainly atherosclerosis,stroke,angina..). It contain the 'flaovnoids' (vitamin P) protect the heart.
CONTROL THE BLOOD PRESSURE
Dark chocolate have low glycemic index.Flavonoids reduce insulin resistance hence help our cells to function naturally; also keep the vessel healthy and protective against type 2 diabetes. Flavonoids also reduce coagulation.
AS ANTI-OXIDANT AND AGING
Dark chocolate contain a lot of anti-oxidant as we all know oxidant(the free radical) damage our cell mainly the damage caused by oxygen specie the oxidative damage to cell this will lead to destruction of body structure also promote the aging process. So anti-oxidant help to protect against these damages.
As we enplane earlier that they reduce cholesterol level in blood,contain 'flavonoids' protector of heart, low cholesterol level reduce risk of atherosclerosis hence angina.
ROLE OF THEOBROMINE IN DARK CHOCOLATE
If you take the sweet chances of getting cavities more but dark chocolate contain theobromine which harden enamel of tooth so protect the teeth. It help to suppress cough.
HIGH IN VITAMINS AND MINERALS
Dark chocolate contain Potassium, Copper, Magnesium, Iron in high concentration.
- Potassium and Copper: prevent stroke and heart problems.
- Iron: protect iron deficiency anemia(most common form of anemia across world)
- Magnesium: prevent diabetes type 2..
Animals studies shows that cocoa(chocolate raw material) help to prevent colon cancer.
DISADVANTAGES OF DARK CHOCOLATE
HIGH CALORIES PLUS SUGAR AND FAT
Dark chocolate is harm in a scence that it have high calories due to sugar and fat(fat content of body may be increase).
ADDICTIVE PROPERTIES ELEMENTS
Caffeine, theobromine(in cocoa), phenethylamine(source to release endorphin), and sugar these are the element which have addictive properties so you may be avoided addictive properties of these by consuming twice, thrice a week not a whole week.
ROLE OF VASOACTIVE AMINES
Vasoactive amines dilate the blood vessels of brain; it may be due to associated with migraine problems.
HIGH LEVEL OF ARGININE
People with herpes infection recommended to avoid the dark chocolate because herpes virus use arginine for replication and dark chocolate rich in arginine.
When ever you select the food must see the good and bad points if food with good points over bad you can use that food hence dark chocolate give you a lot of benefit with low disadvantages so it is wisely to use dark chocolate.
With HARIM NAZ