Chocolate is not only incredibly tasty, but it is also wonderfully healthy to eat. This is why it is known as Valentine’s Superfood. All chocolate is healthy but the dark version of it is even healthier. For example, it is 70% higher in cocoa content. Also it contains less sugar than milk chocolate and as a result is loaded with more antioxidants than most foods.
Benefits of Chocolate
- Heart disease. Research shows a reduction in heart disease in people who consume greater amounts of chocolate.
- Blood pressure. The compounds in cocoa help improve blood flow in the arteries. As a result, this may help decrease blood pressure.
- Blood flow. Cocoa’s compounds may help improve blood flow in your arteries.
- Brain function. Cocoa helps brain function by not only increasing blood flow but also by containing stimulants such as caffeine and theobromine.
Here are even more benefits of eating chocolate, Valentine’s Superfood, that may interest you.