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.
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.
- 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".