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Is Dark Chocolate Really a Health Food? - Ⅰ
- Dec 10, 2019 -

There is a view on the Internet that dark chocolate is a healthy food. With a little search, you can find a lot of information about the health benefits of dark chocolate on the Internet. Both the tabloids and the mainstream media say the food is not only delicious, but also healthy.

Indeed, eating dark chocolate is not all bad. According to the Harvard School of public health, dark chocolate contains 50% - 90% cocoa solids, cocoa butter and sugar. When compared with other chocolates, dark chocolate doesn't seem to have much advantage. After all, other types of chocolate contain only 10 to 50 percent cocoa solids and cocoa butter. Milk chocolate also contains milk.

Is Dark Chocolate Really a Health Food - Ⅰ

But cocoa is also rich in flavanols, a chemical found in many vegetables and fruits, and is known to have antioxidant properties that are good for the heart.

Flavanols have been shown to promote the production of nitric oxide by intravascular cells, which improves blood flow and reduces blood pressure. In addition, flavanols have been shown to increase insulin sensitivity in people and thus may reduce the risk of diabetes.

However, you should not easily believe in the hype and accept that dark chocolate is a good way to fight various diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Because these propaganda are deceptive. In the next article, we will explain why.


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