Chocolate has many health benefits physical and mental

Written by: Dra. Sandra Farrera Sabioncello
Published: | Updated: 23/05/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Chocolate, which comes from cocoa, has numerous benefits for the physical and mental health of people as stated by specialists in Psychology. Even so, its consumption must be moderate.

chocolate benefits The scientific name of the cocoa is cocoa theobroma, which means food of the gods. As a food, pure chocolate is nutritionally the most advisable. In particular, chocolate containing 70% cocoa in its composition.

 

Benefits of chocolate

  • It improves the mood of the people : Chocolate is considered a natural antidepressant because it stimulates the production of serotonin, which is the transmitter related to the general well-being in the body.
  • Natural Antioxidant: Some of the components of chocolate, such as vitamin A, C, D, E, B1, B2, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Potassium and Calcium, are a perfect combination of energy supply that serve to fight free radicals. The latter are responsible for cellular aging.
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Energy intake : The recommended amount of chocolate per day is 20 gr. With them, energy is restored, physical and mental performance is increased, and both physical and intellectual fatigue are managed.
  • Natural Soothing: Helps reduce stress and, in addition, generates a stress-relieving action.
  • Protects the heart and circulation : Chocolate contains magnesium and potassium, which enhances a good balance in the musculature and protects the heart, stimulating its activity and rebalancing the blood pressure.
  • Stimulates the mind : Chocolate contains theobromine, which is an alcolide that stimulates brain activity.
  • Longer life : Evidence shows that dark chocolate makes vascular circulation more fluid. In addition, they also claim to prevent Alzheimer's, inflammations and vasodilation of coronary arteries.
  • Stimulates the production of endorphins: Endorphins are able to produce a feeling of general well-being in addition to relieving common aches like headache or menstrual cramps.

Already it says the saying "there is no evil that 100 years lasts, nor pity that the chocolate does not cure".

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Sandra Farrera Sabioncello
Psychology

Referring in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Farrera Sabioncello has more than 30 years of experience. She holds a PhD in Psychology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), as well as an Expert in Forensic Psychology from the COPC and in Psychotherapy from the European Federation of Psychologists Associations (EFPA). She is a teacher and tutor of the Master in Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In addition, he is a member of different medical associations both nationally and internationally. Dr. Farrera Sabioncello is Medical Director of Psychology at Top Doctors. At the Psychology Center Bcn are specialists in clinical psychology, judicial expertise, coaching and sports psychology. Dr. Farrera Sabioncella conducts therapy online.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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