The Benefits of Organic Chocolates

Children are often asked by their parents or elders to restrain from chocolates because of the danger associated with them like, tooth cavities. Women, in spite of all their love for chocolates are always trying to stop themselves from consuming them. They, in fact, try their best to stay as far as possible from them as they have the fear of putting weight.

Well, the truth lies in your choice. Not every type of chocolates carries such kind of threats with them. organic chocolates are commonly known as the dark chocolates are free from all such harms in fact they carry lots of benefits with them so this is actually a treat time for all the chocolate lovers because medical science have discovered over 300 benefits of dark chocolates.

While buying a dark chocolate keep in mind the cocoa content in it as, it is the main component carrying all the health benefits. This is loaded with nutritious components, including the minerals and fibers as well. A 100 gram chocolate bar with a percentage of 70-85% cocoa in contains lot of healthy components. These may include 11 grams of fiber, 67% RDA for iron, 67% of the RDA for magnesium, 89% of the RDA for copper, 89% of the RDA for manganese and also a reasonable quantity of potassium, phosphorous and zinc. Definitely, 100 grams is a large amount and one cannot consume this much amount daily. All these components came along with a moderate amount of sugar. So, it is advised that organic chocolates should be taken in a moderate manner.

They also contain some amount of caffeine and theobromine, which are CNS stimulants. Cocoa, the major component of the organic chocolates is among those foods that are on top in having the antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are basically the anti aging chemicals and stop the useless reactions in our body and protect us against them. The antioxidant effect of dark chocolate also protects the body against the cancers.

A very interesting health benefit of dark chocolate is that, they lower blood pressure. This is because they dilate the blood vessels by producing a substance in the body called as nitric oxide (NO). It is one famous vasodilators of the body. Another useful trait of dark chocolate is that it lowers the LDL level in the body and increases the HDLs. LDLs are the low density lipoproteins and are not good for health. These lipoproteins are the cause of various heart disease, on the other hand, HDL are high density lipoproteins and are good for health. Research showed that they are responsible for reducing cholesterol by 4-6%.

Basically, they lead to decreased rate of heart disease. Another component present in these organic chocolates is the flavones. These components carry a unique property of protecting our skin against the harmful effects of sunlight. They also increase the blood flow to the skin and thus keep it hydrated.

A research shows that dark chocolates are the cause of improvement in brain function. This effect is even observed in the elderly who are mentally impaired. The reason is the presence of magnesium in them together the traces of caffeine and theobromine. Theobromine is also helpful in coughing. Also, dark chocolates are the cause of improvement in verbal efficiency.

The exciting benefits of the dark chocolate not end here. The superb dessert also carries with it the benefit of weight reduction. But this benefit is a bit tricky because this weight reduction is associated with a decrease in appetite by their use and not with the excessive consumption of these chocolates.

So, now feel free to have a chocolate and full fill the desire of your taste buds. Send chocolates in the form a beautiful gift hamper to your girlfriend without any hesitation. Show your love to your old parents by sending a scrumptious energetic chocolate gift without any fear of their health status. But keep in mind that you are sending them some sugary crap, but the original cocoa enriched organic chocolate.


Author’s bio: She is a world renowned chef who specializes in baking and confectionary. Having several years of experience in this field, she contributes interesting articles to the website and many others.

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