Some people think that chocolate is a food that should be avoided because it can increase weight. However, it is undeniable that chocolate is one of the most favored foods by many people, considering its sweet taste and of course it can make you happy mood increase.
Chocolate comes from the cacao plant which has high mineral and antioxidant content. Chocolate contains antioxidants, namely polyphenols and flavonoids that can counteract free radicals and overcome premature aging.
Not only chocolate bars that have many benefits and you can consume, but hot chocolate can also you know. Not only can improve mood, but eating chocolate can also increase intelligence. Here’s the explanation, Beauties!
1. Boost Mood
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First, it is well known that chocolate can increase mood booster somebody. It turns out that this is because chocolate contains psychoactive that can fix moodand this content can also stimulate endorphins in the brain so that it can create and increase feelings of happiness.
In fact, according to several studies, consuming chocolate within 2 x 24 hours can reduce the risk of depression. For those of you women who are experiencing PMS, it’s a good idea to eat chocolate so that you can restore mood ugly and brings a sense of comfort, and relaxation.
2. Can Make the Brain Smarter
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Reporting from detikHealth, consuming chocolate regularly can also improve brain function and this is because the flavanol content in chocolate has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
These properties can facilitate blood flow to the brain, so it can improve memory and focus. In addition, the flavonal content can also play a role in improving memory.
The caffeine content in chocolate also has the benefit of making you more focused and concentrated, so that it can help the learning process quickly.
White chocolate is believed to be able to increase the level of dopamine in the brain and various other levels of chocolate also have good benefits for brain intelligence.
3. Lowers the Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s
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Chocolate is also useful for improving cognitive function in patients who suffer from mild cognitive impairment, which is a condition of someone who is easily forgetful or senile, or can be called dementia and includes Alzheimer’s disease. Well, because with age, a person’s cognitive function will decline, so the flavonoid content in chocolate can protect the brain from this decline in function.
The content of flavonoids in chocolate can also prevent the formation of amyloid plaques that can damage the brain of someone with Alzheimer’s.
4. Reduces the Risk of Heart Attack
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Then, chocolate also has the benefit of being able to lower blood pressure so that it can reduce the risk of heart attacks. The content of flavonoids in chocolate can produce nitric oxide so that it can lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol.
Try to choose dark chocolate, because dark chocolate can reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 57%. By eating chocolate five times a week, it can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. But remember, pay attention to the dosage!
5. Controls Appetite
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It turns out that eating chocolate doesn’t always make you gain weight, you know. The fact is that chocolate can suppress hunger and according to research consuming dark chocolate can reduce appetite better than milk chocolate.
This is because dark chocolate has a higher cocoa content and also contains healthy fats from cocoa butter, and the fat from cocoa butter can be absorbed by the body and can help release the satiety hormone.
Those are some of the benefits of chocolate that turn out not only to increase mood but it can also make you smarter and help your memory, as reported by Medical News Today. How, still afraid to eat chocolate that can actually increase brain intelligence, Beauties?
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