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Dark chocolate: healthful benefits

Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and mineral salts. It improves concentration and lowers bad LDL cholesterol

If you enjoy eating dark chocolate you will be happy to know that it has also healthy properties. But you should choose dark chocolate, this means chocolate that contains high amount of cocoa, at least 70%, because milk increases calorie and fat and cancels the effect of the molecules inside the chocolate and, as a consequence, the healthy action.

Cocoa contains polyphenols, the same quantity as a cup of green tea.  Polyphenols have a protective action against cancer and cardio-vascular illnesses.  According to many studies, these substances are able to block the grow of cancer cells, help to keep blood vessels flexible and lower cholesterol.  In addition to this chocolate contains serotonin, the hormone of happiness, eating chocolate helps the mood with an anti-depressive action. Dark chocolate contains mineral salts, especially iron, magnesium, copper and potassium, and vitamins of group B. Finally, according to a recent research,  dark chocolate can improve memory and concentration. To benefit from the properties of chocolate you just should eat one piece of dark chocolate after meals, this will also help to control your desire of sweet and will avoid the dangerous increase of blood sugar levels.

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