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Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is a delicious treat that comes with many surprising benefits. In addition to delighting your taste buds, chocolate also provides many benefits to your heart, brain, blood sugar and more.

Heart Benefits

Eating a small amount of dark chocolate two or three times a week has been proven to significantly lower your blood pressure.  Additionally, dark chocolate improves blood flow which will prevent blood clots from forming.

Brain Benefits

Dark chocolate can benefit the brain by increasing blood flow. Increased blood flow can improve your cognitive function as well as reduce your risk of stroke. Additionally, dark chocolate also can have a positive effect on your mood. Chocolate contains phenylethylamine, which is the same chemical that your brain releases to create endorphins which make you feel happy. In short eating dark chocolate will make you happy!

Blood Sugar Benefits

Dark chocolate is also beneficial to your blood sugar, it can keep your blood vessels healthy and your circulation unimpaired. The flavonoids in dark chocolate will help reduce your body’s insulin resistance; this will help protect you from type 2 diabetes.

Here at Wockenfuss, we are all about this healthy wonder of  chocolate. Since 1915, we’ve been spreading the joy that chocolate can bring around Maryland and beyond. Why not try a dark chocolate caramel apple to go along with that glass of red wine? Or better yet, order an assortment of some of your favorite kinds of chocolate. Visit our website for more chocolate-related tasty treats.

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Source:

http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/6-health-benefits-of-dark-chocolate.html#b

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