Healthy benefits of eating Dark Chocolate

Healthy benefits of eating dark chocolateAt Chocolate Collective we only use the best quality Belgium dark chocolate.  Dark chocolate has recently been discovered to give a number of healthy benefits according to some research.

Six of the most commonly issued ones are:

Dark chocolate is good for your heart:  by eating a small amount two or three times a week it can help lower blood pressure.

Dark chocolate is good for your brain:  dark chocolate increases blood flow to the heart and brain and therefore increases cognitive function.

Dark chocolate helps control blood sugar:  dark chocolate helps keep blood vessels healthy and protect against type 2 diabetes.

Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants:  antioxidants help free your body of free radicals which help in the aging process and battle certain types of cancers.

Dark chocolate contains theobromine:  theobromine has been shown to help harden tooth enamel.

Dark chocolate is high in vitamins and minerals:  these being mainly potassium, copper, magnesium and iron all of which help cardiovascular ailments and type 2 diabetes.

However, one should always remember that eating dark chocolate is never a substitute for a healthy eating and exercise regime.