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CAIRO – 7 October 2017: The emotional impact of a good piece of chocolate is immense in cosmic ways! Of course this is where we remind you that eating an infinite amount of chocolate is impossible and settling for just a big amount is still unhealthy. So be moderate about your consumption of modern day’s forbidden sweets. The healthiest type of chocolate is dark chocolate, with around 70 percent or more coca, according to the telegraph. Healthy here does not only mean it is okay to eat it; it means it has proven positive effects on your health. Here are some:
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Chocolate is an efficient antioxidant: dark chocolate is rich in organic compounds that function as active antioxidants, such as flavanols, catechins, polyphenols and others, according to Healthline’s website. This helps protect the body against “free radicals,” which can cause blood clots or cancer. A 2006 German study carried out on a group of women proved that consuming chocolate that is high in antioxidants could help protect the skin against harmful UV radiation and sun damage.
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Chocolates can help you lose weight: according to neuroscientist William Clower, PhD, and his book “Eat Chocolate Lose Weight,” eating chocolate 20 minutes before a meal can make you feel full and help cut down your appetite tremendously, thus helping you eat less and lose weight.
Dark chocolate can help your heart: eating a healthy amount of dark chocolate has been proven to help the arteries become more flexible and prevents white blood cells from getting stuck to the walls of blood vessels, preventing clogging and improving blood flow.
It is good for your brain as well: an American study showed that eating high-flavanol chocolate can improve blood flow to the brain. It was also proven that it can have numerous positive effects on the brain activity of the elderly such as improving their verbal fluency.
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Eating chocolate feels good: yes, this does not need proof, but here is why it feels good to eat chocolate: when you fall in loveو your brain releases a chemical called PEA or phenylethylamine, spiking your endorphins and making you feel great. The same chemical is released when you eat chocolate.
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