Chocolate: Is it good?
Of course it is!
How to Get Fit with Chocolate: Get-Fit Guy
Chocolate for Cravings:
Chocolate may lead to fat loss! How by suppressing your appetite, increasing meal satiety, and decreasing cravings for sweet things in general. There is medical studies have been done to compare the effects of milk chocolate vs. dark chocolate. People who consumed dark chocolate consumed 17% lower amounts of pizza.
Chocolate for Cardio:
A single dose of flavon-3ols which is a primary polyphenol compound that is found in cocoa butter and cocoa powder. This compound increase both systemic circulation and micro-circulation which are two very important determinants of having cardiovascular fitness, physical performance and health.
Chocolate has polyphenols in it as well that can make our blood vessels work more efficiently. Use it before exercise that could decrease the burden to your cardiovascular system and enhance performance.
Health Benefits of Chocolate: Nutrition Diva
Also the compounds in chocolate can increase your insulin sensitivity which overall helps the ability to regulate blood sugar and help prevent against type 2 diabetes. The compounds can also improve blood flow to the brain which can make you smarter!!! Looks like I will feed my kids dark chocolate!
Chocolate also helps reduce inflammation, which aids in protecting against all kinds of diseased. It also slows down the aging process. If you eat chocolate on a regular basis then it can improve texture and structure of your skin.
Overall chocolate compounds can make you feel happier. These compounds in chocolate are called flavanols that are found in the nonfat cocoa solids. This is part of the bean left over when you take out all the cocoa butter. Dark chocolate contains more than milk which leads to the general rule that dark chocolate is better for you.
Downside of Chocolate
Do not go eating a pound of dark chocolate a day. Chocolate contains a good amount of sugar, fat, and calories. it is just a healthy food that you need to eat in moderation.