What exciting news it was to hear that cocoa is so rich in health benefits. Here are ten reasons to enjoy that chocolate cake …
1. It’s good for the heart and circulation
A study from 2014 found that dark chocolatehelps restore flexibility to arterieswhile also preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels – both common causes of artery clogging.
2. It reduces risk of stroke
Researchers in Finlandhave found that chocolate consumption lowers the risk of suffering a stroke – by a staggering 17 per cent average in the group of men they tested.
3. It’s mineral rich
Dark chocolate ispacked with beneficial mineralssuch as potassium, zinc and selenium, and a 100g bar of dark (70 per cent or more) chocolateprovides 67 per cent of the RDA of iron.
4. It reduces cholesterol
Consumption of cocoa has been…
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