The growing base of research makes it clear that dark chocolate offers health benefits. But, a recent study suggests that any type of chocolate may lower atrial fibrillation risk.
Chocolate is a sweet treat that many of us love. The combination of high sugar and high fat also makes it fairly unhealthy. Nevertheless, some of the compounds present in cocoa actually offer significant health benefits. As a result, there are also advantages associated with dark chocolate and even a few for milk chocolate.
Numerous research studies have linked the compounds in chocolate to health benefits, which offers some justification for those of us that love chocolate. But, researchers also think that a cocoa extract supplement may offer more health benefits, with fewer calories.
The idea of relieving stress is pretty appealing to most of us but there isn’t a simple way to go about it. Recent research suggests that dark chocolate may be something to consider, particularly in relation to the outcomes of stress on the body.
I’m sure many of us would love it if chocolate was healthy. Well, it mightn’t be a health food, but chocolate may just have some benefits for the brain after all.
It turns out that the benefits of cocoa may extend beyond physical health and into some aspects of our brains. The polyphenols in the cocoa seem to be a key reason for this action.