Dark chocolate

Updated: Aug 23, 2019

Dark chocolate, unlike milk chocolate, has some positive health effects, and the fact is that it contains less sugar than milk chocolate, which as we know, among other things, contributes to obesity.

According to historians back in 1900 BC, Olmec (present-day Mexico) was among the first to use chocolate. In addition to them, Maya and Aztecs also had chocolate on the menu.

Dark chocolate contains minerals such as iron, magnesium and zinc. Magnesium is known to be useful for stimulating muscle work in general, as well as the heart. Perhaps one of the most important benefits of dark chocolate is that it contains antioxidants. Flavanols and polyphenols are antioxidants that neutralise free radicals. Large amounts of free radicals cause oxidative stress, which is the cause of many diseases. A large amount of free radicals reduce the amount of oxygen in the body, which is the cause of oxidative stress, and the consequences can be cancer, heart disease, diabetes, eye diseases, Parkinson's disease, accelerated aging. Antioxidants in dark chocolate neutralise free radicals and reduce the risk of these diseases.

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