Friday, November 13, 2009

Chocolate Foods Beneficial to Health

Chocolate that contains cocoa (cocoa beans) more than 70% also have benefits for health, because chocolate is rich in antioxidant content of phenols and flavonoids. With antioxidants, will be able to capture free radicals in the body. The amount of this antioxidant content even 3 times more than green tea, beverages have often regarded as a source of antioxidants.

With antioxidants, making chocolate into a health drink. Phenol, as an antioxidant capable of reducing cholesterol in the blood so that it can reduce the risk of heart attack are also useful to prevent cancer in the body, preventing the occurrence of stroke and high blood. In addition to the brown fat content of high quality free cholesterol and clog arteries.

Chocolate also contains some vitamins which are beneficial to the body such as vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E. In addition, chocolate also contains substances and nutrients that are essential to the body such as iron, potassium and calcium. Cocoa itself is the highest natural source of magnesium. If a person magnesium deficiency, can cause hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, joint pain and problems of women monthly pre-menstrual (PMS). By eating chocolate will add magnesium in daily nutrient intake that causes increased levels of progesterone in women. This reduces the negative effects of PMS.

Most Healthy Chocolate Types

Many types of chocolate are available in the market. There's the expensive, some are cheap. What are the differences? Here is a comparison of brown and benefits of each.

Dark Chocolate
Dark Chocolate contain cocoa beans (cocoa) is highest for at least 70% containing cocoa. Dark chocolate has a cocoa content of chocolate and nuts the most, without a lot of sugar and no trans fats or hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO).
White Chocolate
While white chocolate has only 33% contain chocolate or cocoa, the rest is sugar, milk and vanilla. This sugar content which can give negative effects, such as tooth decay and diabetes.
Chocolate Milk or Chocolate Milk
Milk chocolate or milk chocolate is cocoa mixed with milk and sugar added. This type of chocolate is also very popular because it tastes delicious
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