Chocolate has become the preferred sweet snack, but not a few people hated it because they thought it promotes of weight. Good news for fans of chocolate, a new study from the University of California, San Diego says chocolate may help the body remains underweight, especially dark chocolate can cut body mass, prevent blood clotting, improve numeracy, prevent cancer and it does not damage the skin.
Chocolate has 11 good reasons for you especially dark chocolate
1. Reduce Stroke Risk
The good news for women, a study in Sweden showed consumed more than 45 grams of chocolate a week, or about two-bar can lowered to 20 percent risk of stroke. “That is because chocolate contains flavonoids, antioxidants to fight stroke.
2. Reduce Heart Attacks
Other studies show eating chocolate can prevent blood clots and cut the risk of heart attack. In the study said chocolate lovers will feel their blood platelets to clump together more slowly.
3. Prevent Blood Inflammation
Consuming dark chocolate every week reduces the risk of heart disease, and a study in 2008 said consumption of 6.7 grams of dark chocolate per day can prevent blood inflammation.
4. Help Counting
British psychologist said that the flavanols (a class of flavonoids) contained in chocolate help people can smoothly counting. The study volunteers can count down easily figure randomized after drinking a cup of hot chocolate. And students who ate chocolate can feel its positive impact.
5. Prevent Cancer
Cocoa contains compounds called procyanidin pentameric or pentamer, which serves as a nuisance cancer cells to spread. Researchers from the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University, said pentamer in 2005 used for preventing cancer cells development.
6. Reduce Risk of Diabetes
Research at the University of L ‘Aquila, Italy said that chocolate can improve insulin sensitivity to reduce diabetes.
7. Good for Skin
German scientists said flavonoids in dark chocolate protect the women’s skin from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, but still advised to use sunscreen.
8. Control Cough
Theobromine in dark chocolate can reduce the vagus nerve activity that is part of the brain that trigger cough.
9. Improve Blood Flow
Harvard scientists in 2008, ate chocolate in two weeks and felt the blood flow increases.
10. Strengthening Brain
Researchers at Johns Hopkins say dark chocolate can protect cells in the brain. Protect the cells from damage caused by stroke. The researchers involved mice as subjects of the study and Epicatechin known that compounds present in cocoa reduce brain damage in mice suffering from stroke. The scientists also said that epicatechin can improve the memory.
11. Make Life Longer
Harvard researchers said that chocolate can improve two years to live. Researchers said that one example is Jeanne Louise Calment who lived to 122 years old have a habit of eating dark chocolate as much as two and a half kilogram each week.