Dark Chocolate | The 7 Things You Should Know…

| 03/03/2012 | 1 Comment More

1: Dark Chocolate is a rich source of Flavanols, a study done by the University of Glasgow found.  This is a type of polyphenol antioxidant that can help to protect the heart and arteries and reduce blood pressure.

2: Dark Chocolate is full of nutrients that help to suppress food cravings such as tryptophan, dopamine and serotonin.

3: The percentage of cocoa beans found in chocolate is inversely proportional to the amount of sugar it contains.  But stick to high-quality, high-cocoa dark chocolate and avoid the cheap, sugar packed versions you get at the counter of your local newsagents and supermarkets.

4: US Government research found that dark chocolate contains 75% less carbs and twice as much fibre as milk chocolate.

5: Dark chocolate contains copper which helps to control muscle inflammation after a hard workout.

7: Dark chocolate is a great source of catechins, which can speed up metabolism and reduce the amount of fat stored in the body.

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