What are the benefits of eating dark chocolate every day? I heard this is better

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  1. keepitnatural profile image71
    keepitnaturalposted 7 years ago

    What are the benefits of eating dark chocolate every day? I heard this is better for you than

    exercise!?

  2. mythicalstorm273 profile image77
    mythicalstorm273posted 7 years ago

    Dark chocolate has some health benefits towards your heart and some potentially other benefits that are still being studied.  The reason being is because it is high in antioxidants.  Of course like anything you still want to limit your intake, but dark chocolate is better than milk chocolate because it is more 'pure' from the natural form.  Still nothing replaces exercise and healthy eating, but adding a little bit of dark chocolate especially when you need that sweet tooth cure will not hurt either!

  3. BaliMermaid profile image53
    BaliMermaidposted 7 years ago

    They say that dark chocolate has properties that actually protect the heart. They found an island off the coast of Central America that was still very remote and basically untouched by modern civilization. Part of the daily routine was their daily drink that went along with breakfast. That drink was a very thick heavy super dark chocolate. The other thing they found was - NO Cardiovascular problems on the island that anyone could report or remember.

  4. cathylynn99 profile image77
    cathylynn99posted 7 years ago

    dark chocolate does have antioxidants, but it also lowers blood pressure. the reason dark chocolate is better is because the milk in milk chocolate prevents absorption of the beneficial compounds. the equivalent of two dark chocolate hershey kisses per day lowers BP about three points.

  5. fit2day profile image72
    fit2dayposted 7 years ago

    Simply put, the darker the better. I'd advise people who eat dark chocolate for health benefits, to avoid those with all the artificial ingredients and look for those that are 60% cacao or more.

  6. Ivel01 profile image61
    Ivel01posted 7 years ago

    Researchers claim that consuming dark chocolate dailly, would  promote muscle growth in the same way as joggind does.  This would be due to the component epicatechin; a cacao derivate. 

    Experiments have been conducted on mice; those were divided into three groups.

    group 1 got:  2x daily a epicatechin derivate (15 days)
    group 2 got:  2x daily a epicatechin derivate + had to train 1/2h on the treadmill
    group 3 got:  excercise only

    Results shows that when you eat a small portrion of chocolate a day and combine this with regular excercise, your performance goes up with 50%

    Mice from group 1 (that only had the epicatechin), performed just as well as mice that trained regulary ...

  7. cobrien profile image76
    cobrienposted 7 years ago

    I think it's still being studied but I'm pretty sure the chemicals in chocolate are supposed to be good for the heart and increase the serotonin levels in the brain. Although exercise does the same, chocolate won't give your body the attractive physique exercise will. LOL!

  8. mortgage-news profile image61
    mortgage-newsposted 7 years ago

    dark chocolate will lower your cholesterol.

  9. tsmog profile image80
    tsmogposted 7 years ago

    I am diabetic. I can cheat easily with dark chocolate, especially ghirardelli. Low carb count and less glucose spike + health benefits, although low dosage (darn). It just satisfies the 'need' for chocolate and something sweet. Oh yeah, no artificial sweetener too.

 
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