Little Known Health Benefits of Chocolate

A lot of people will probably say that chocolate is their favorite food.

Nothing surprising about that. Chocolate is quite delicious and comes in a variety of forms. You’re sure to find a kind of chocolate that will suit your taste.

Aside from being delectable, chocolates have a lot of health benefits and most of them, people don’t know!

Here are some of the little-known benefits that you can get from eating chocolate:

  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • Did you know that chocolates are rich in antioxidants? In fact, you will have a hard time finding a kind of food that is richer in antioxidants than raw cocoa beans.

  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Components found in chocolate can increase the production of nitric oxide that in turn can cause the relaxation of the arteries, which may help lower blood pressure.

  • Reduces Risk of Heart Disease
  • When people eat dark chocolate, less cholesterol is deposited in the arteries. Less cholesterol in the arteries reduces the chances of developing heart disease.

  • Protection from the Sun
  • Chocolates also have components that can benefit your skin. It has flavonols that improve the flow of blood to the skin.

  • Improves Brain Function
  • Eating chocolate can also help the flow of blood to your brain and overall circulation, which will help you think and function more effectively.

    These are just a few of the benefits you can get from eating chocolate, just in case you need an excuse to indulge in confections such as our Nama Chocolate “Mild Cacao” ($18).

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