HEALTH BENEFITS OF DARK CHOCOLATE
Eating dark chocolate can give your brain a boost - increasing your alertness by dilating your blood vessels, allowing more oxygen and blood to reach key areas of the brain and helping your soldier against fatigue and the effects or aging.
Dark chocolate can improve your eyesight too - like detecting motions and reading low contrast letters, likely due to increased blood flow to the retina and brain.
Antioxidants and fiber present in cocoa powder are absorbed into the body, lessening inflammation within cardiovascular tissue and reducing long-term risk of stroke.
A bite of dark chocolate a day can improve blood flow and bring blood pressure levels down, cocoa polyphenols help drop the prevelence of hypertension.
Contains an abundance of powerful antioxidants that do make it into the bloodstream and protect lipoproteins against oxidative damage, while increasing HDL and improving insulin sensitivity.
The bioactive compounds in the dark chocolate may also be great for your skin. The flavonols can protect against sun-induced damage, improve blood flow to the skin and increase skin density and hydration.