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The Benefit of Eating Dark Chocolate Daily

Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the most popular and delicious treats in the world. But did you know that eating dark chocolate, which has a higher cocoa content than milk or white chocolate, can also have many health benefits?

In this article, we will explore some of the scientific evidence behind the health benefits of eating dark chocolate daily, and how much you should eat to enjoy them. And do not hesitate to add a glass of white or red wine to your dark chocolate - they are both easy to enjoy and delicious to pair.

What is dark chocolate?

Dark chocolate is made from cocoa butter, cocoa solids, sugar, and sometimes other ingredients, such as vanilla or lecithin. The percentage of cocoa solids in dark chocolate determines its bitterness and nutritional value. Generally, dark chocolate has between 50% and 90% cocoa solids, while milk chocolate has between 10% and 50%, and white chocolate has none.

Cocoa solids are rich in antioxidants, especially flavonoids, which are plant compounds that have various beneficial effects on the body. Flavonoids helps protect the cells from damage caused by free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can cause inflammation, aging, and diseases. Additionally, flavonoids improve blood flow, lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol levels, and modulate insulin sensitivity.