Benefits of Chocolate and Tricks to consume it
Reducing the Risk of DiseaseThere are two types of chocolate that are generally known, namely dark chocolate (dark chocolate) and milk chocolate (milk chocolate). Dark chocolate is considered healthier than milk chocolate, because of its higher antioxidant content, and less sugar and fat content. In addition, the content of flavanol in dark chocolate is also more than milk chocolate. A study says that chocolate is useful to prevent someone affected by heart disease and blood vessels (cardiovascular). That's because the effects that can be obtained from chocolate on health, include:
- Reducing blood pressure. On average, chocolate consumption suppresses systolic blood pressure by up to two points.
- Increase HDL (high-density lipoprotein) which is also known as good cholesterol. Chocolate also can reduce LDL (low-density lipoprotein) or bad cholesterol.
- Prevent diabetes by improving insulin resistance. For people with type 2 diabetes, another benefit is to minimize complications from high blood sugar.
- Streamlining blood flow, to reduce the risk of heart disease.