Ok, so I love chocolate. Who doesn’t right? Still, I wanted to present PROVEN facts as to why I (I mean you) should chocolate daily. I also wanted to try out this new writing editor that Vingle has. So here is why you (actually I mean I) should continue to eat chocolate!
1. Dark Chocolate is very nutritious. 100 gram bar of dark chocolate with 70-85% contains:
11 grams of fiber 67% of daily recommended Iron 58% of daily recommended Magnesium 89% of daily recommended of copper 98% of daily recommended manganese + potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and selenium
Ok, so maybe the experts say 100 grams may be too much, but hey 90g might be ok right? So if you want to be stronger and faster, be sure to include some chocolate in your day ;)
2. Dark chocolate is a powerful source of antioxidants
Among all the foods ever tested, dark cocoa has proven to be one of the better sources of anti-oxidants. And for those of you who don’t completely understand what anti-oxidants really do, you are not alone XD Actually anti-oxidants do many things including keeping your skin looking young, and unwanted mutations that can lead to cancer, etc.
3. Dark chocolate can improve blood flow and lower blood pressure so you can relax better.
The active compounds in cocoa can improve blood flow in the arteries, and cause a decrease in blood pressure. This is maybe why I feel better after eating chocolate at the end of a stressful day hehe
4. Dark chocolate lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease
In other words, dark chocolate can help your ticker be stronger for a longer time. There are 3 studies to back this up: a) In a study of 470 elderly men, cocoa was found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular deaths by a whopping 50% over a 15 year period. b) A study revealed that eating chocolate 2 or more times per week lowered the risk of calcified (stuck, basically) plaque in the arteries by 32%. Eating chocolate less frequently had no effect (so eat it often!). c) Yet another study revealed that eating chocolate 5+ times per week lowered the risk of cardiovascular disease by 57%.
5. Dark chocolate can improve brain functions.
1 study of healthy volunteers showed that 5 days of consuming high-flavanol cocoa (dark chocolate basically) improved blood flow to the brain. Another study showed that it significantly improve cognitive function in elderly people.
So, this means that we should try to stuff ourselves with daily dark chocolate. Until you reach 99 grams, then stop! You don't want to overeat right? XD