EAT MORE FOR BETTER SKIN! 5 HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHOCOLATE
1. Improve Cognitive Ability
-Cocoa beans contain flavanols, which help to promote blood circulation in the brain and activate brain cells. As for the content of flavanols, it is related to the processing of cocoa beans after harvest. To achieve the function of activating the brain, you need about 7 grams of cocoa powder rich in flavanols, or 3.5 ounces of chocolate bars (cocoa ingredients account for at least 70% or more).
2. Can Avoid Eating Too Much
-Two and a half hours after eating chocolate, even if there is a plate of pizza in front of you, you can't eat it. Studies have shown that dark chocolate can reduce the secretion of the appetite-stimulating hormone "ghrelin" (ghrelin), and make you feel full.
3. Can Effectively Lower Blood Pressure
-3 hours after eating about 2.6 ounces of dark chocolate without sugar, blood pressure can be lowered. In addition, studies have shown that if you eat chocolate rich in flavanols every day, your blood pressure can be reduced by 2-3mmHg after two months, and the risk of stroke will also be reduced by 8%.
4. Helps Reduce Anxiety
-According to research, if you eat 1.5 ounces of dark chocolate every day for two consecutive weeks, the stress hormones in your urine and blood will be significantly reduced.
5. The Skin Will Get Better
-A German study shows that if you drink cocoa every morning for 12 consecutive weeks, the blood flow to the skin surface will increase, and the skin will be firmer and more moisturized than those who do not drink cocoa every day ,meticulously.
Reference: Wu Kailin 2013