I just ate chocolates again! I just cannot resist the temptation. I have been craving for chocolates for almost two months. Last month I thought I was pregnant because of my unusual cravings of chocolate but later on found out I am not. Anyway, I love to eat chocolate even before I got married and would always eat chocolates especially when I was reviewing before because I read that dark chocolates is a brain booster and is good to eat when someone is stressed, down and when someone is looking for a brain booster food.
Reading more, I have read that dark chocolates are rich in flavanols- boosts blood flow to key areas of the brain for two to three hours. Increased blood flow to these areas of the brain may help to increase performance in specific tasks and boost general alertness over a short period.
However, I believe too much of everything is unhealthy so out of curiosity, I checked what the daily recommended amount for dark chocolate is and I found out that MayoClinic.com reports that eating 6 g dark chocolate per day, or one small square, which contains around 30 calories, gives you the benefit of dark chocolate without raising other risks.
So, 6 grams of dark chocolate should be clear then and any amount exceeding that could possibly lead to obesity and other diseases.
Here are the benefits of Dark Chocolate, I found out:
Dark Chocolate is Good for Your Heart
Studies show that eating a small amount of dark chocolate two or three times each week can help lower your blood pressure. Dark chocolate improves blood flow and may help prevent the formation of blood clots. Eating dark chocolate may also prevent arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).
Dark Chocolate is Good for Your Brain
Dark chocolate increases blood flow to the brain as well as to the heart, so it can help improve cognitive function. Dark chocolate also helps reduce your risk of stroke.
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