3 reasons to eat more chocolate

March 20, 2017, 7:25 p.m

Choco­late is very good for the brain, heart and mood!

The benefits of chocolate, Photo

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It is no coin­ci­dence that the cocoa tree was named Teo­bro­ma cacao, which means “food of the gods.” The bio­log­i­cal­ly active sub­stances con­tained in this prod­uct stim­u­late the brain and improve mem­o­ry, nor­mal­ize blood cho­les­terol lev­els. Cocoa beans con­sist of fats (cocoa but­ter), 12–15% pro­teins, 6–10% car­bo­hy­drates, fiber, B vit­a­mins, antiox­i­dants. And in terms of the amount of zinc and iron, they have no equal!

Chocolate for tone, Photo

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A piece of choco­late — and you are hap­py! .. And in the course of one study con­duct­ed in Amer­i­ca, it turned out that half of the women sur­veyed would rather refuse sex than choco­late. What is the rea­son for such love for this sweet­ness?
● On days when, due to lack of sun­light, the lev­el of sero­tonin — the hor­mone of hap­pi­ness — is very low, cocoa stim­u­lates its for­ma­tion, tones and improves well-being.
● The aro­ma of choco­late relieves fatigue, reduces irri­tabil­i­ty and restores emo­tion­al bal­ance. Ger­man nutri­tion­ists explain this effect by the con­tent of spe­cial sub­stances in choco­late (alka­loids, caf­feine and theo­bromine), which improve mood at a phys­i­o­log­i­cal lev­el. That is why a choco­late wrap or a bath, as if by mag­ic, relieves stress.
● The com­po­si­tion of cocoa beans has a ben­e­fi­cial effect on the work of the heart. A cup of cocoa or 40g of milk choco­late con­tains just the right amount of heart-healthy phe­nol.

Chocolate for beauty, Photo

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● Cocoa con­tains a unique com­pound — coco­heal, which pro­motes the growth of skin cells, which means it smoothes wrin­kles.
● Stim­u­lat­ing cel­lu­lar res­pi­ra­tion and micro­cir­cu­la­tion, cocoa strength­ens the walls of blood ves­sels, improves blood cir­cu­la­tion. All this togeth­er gives an anti-cel­lulite effect.
● Choco­late heals the skin after acne, and also improves the tex­ture of aging skin. Mag­ne­sium, con­tained in excess in dark choco­late, ener­gizes cells. Cocoa but­ter cleans­es, mois­tur­izes and soft­ens the skin. Smart choco­late adapts to the type and con­di­tion of the skin: it mois­tur­izes dry skin, nor­mal­izes oily skin and pro­vides lift­ing for mature skin.

Chocolate as an aphrodisiac, Photo

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The ancient Aztecs, long before mod­ern sci­en­tists, con­sid­ered choco­late a sub­stance that increas­es sex­u­al ener­gy. Indeed, for many it acts as a real aphro­disi­ac. A study con­duct­ed by Ital­ian experts showed that, in gen­er­al, women who love this del­i­ca­cy, the lev­el of sex­u­al desire, arousal and sat­is­fac­tion from sex was high­er com­pared to those who are indif­fer­ent to this sweet temp­ta­tion.

Edi­tor’s advice. Choco­late is very use­ful in the last two weeks of the cycle. Have you noticed how dur­ing mood swings and a decrease in tone there is an irre­sistible desire to eat a choco­late bar? And doc­tors do not rec­om­mend deny­ing your­self a few pieces of choco­late.

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