TOP 3 facts in favor of chocolate


April 11, 2016, 04:41 PM

Who does­n’t love choco­late? Sure­ly there are few of them. You can deny your­self this del­i­ca­cy only for health rea­sons or fear of gain­ing excess weight. But is a prod­uct made from cocoa beans so dan­ger­ous and is it worth lim­it­ing your­self in plea­sure?

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Chocolate and excess weight

Biggest mis­con­cep­tion: choco­late makes you fat. Choco­late is a high-calo­rie prod­uct, but the main sources of ener­gy in it are glu­cose and milk, and this is if you bought milk choco­late. It turns out that the car­bo­hy­drates of cocoa beans are clas­si­fied as “eas­i­ly avail­able.” They break down quick­ly and are just as quick­ly con­sumed. Indeed, with exces­sive intake of car­bo­hy­drates in the body, they can be “deposit­ed” in the form of extra cen­time­ters at the waist, but with rea­son­able use (30–40 grams of choco­late per day), every­thing is ben­e­fi­cial. Sci­en­tists have noticed that con­sump­tion of 30 g of dark choco­late per day for two weeks reduces the lev­el of stress hor­mones in the body. And one more thing: eat­ing a small amount of choco­late five days a week is asso­ci­at­ed with a decrease in body mass index, even if you pre­fer high-calo­rie foods and do not exer­cise very active­ly.

Choco­late is the hall­mark of Switzer­land

But what about caries?

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Of course, to some extent, choco­late con­tributes to the for­ma­tion of caries. But the harm from it is less than from sug­ar or oth­er sweets. Even such dried fruits as dried apri­cots, raisins, prunes con­tribute to the for­ma­tion of caries. In addi­tion, unlike oth­er sweets, choco­late brings teeth not only harm, but also ben­e­fits. The fact is that sci­en­tists found in it an anti­sep­tic sub­stance that inhibits the devel­op­ment of bac­te­ria “respon­si­ble” for the for­ma­tion of tar­tar and … all the same caries.

Heals and rejuvenates

Sci­en­tists from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mün­ster have dis­cov­ered a new sub­stance in cocoa. The regen­er­at­ing sub­stance was called “coco­heal”. Coco­heal pro­motes the growth of skin cells and thus improves the heal­ing process of wounds, smoothes wrin­kles and reduces the risk of stom­ach ulcers.

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