7 Surprising Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

I was on the flight on my way to see my best friend when I wanted to buy her something:

I was checking out at the airport but in vain because she was not someone who would care for travel souvenirs. And I knew her minimalist taste. So, I was at a loss of what to take along.

In the flight after a small siesta, I decided to browse the in-flight magazine that also had a mid-air store brochure in it. There was everything from watches to jewelry to writing instruments to electronics just right for a great gift.

On the last page were chocolate hampers for sale!

Yippee! I had finally been able to decode what I could take and what would be appreciated. This friend of mine was a stickler for dark chocolates and I found just the right size of packing that would impress her. The metal box had beautiful peacock imprints; something that she could reuse afterward.

Here is why experts also think why dark chocolate is more beneficial:

  1. Dark chocolate is nutritious than the milk one because the latter is more sugar:

If you read the label closely, dark chocolates have a high amount of cocoa content and this ensures that there is a good amount of fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, phosphorous, zinc and selenium, phew!

Also, it is full of monounsaturated fats and stimulants such as caffeine and theobromine.

  1. A large number of antioxidants:

Antioxidants are needed for the body to ward off harmful infections. Studies have proved conclusively that cocoa and dark chocolate are among the raw foods that have the highest amount of antioxidants in them.

  1. It has been linked positively with lowering body’s blood pressure:

Cocoa beans have flavonoids that are believed to thin the blood and also improve the blood flow to the heart’s arteries. This also goes a long way in delaying the degeneration of the heart.

There are so many more benefits for choosing the dark chocolate over the other more popular one. Check this out for a list of all the benefits that have been prepared with scientific evidence to boot every little detail.