When we were young, our parents used to tell us that chocolate is very bad for our health. We grew up blaming the weight gain, tooth cavities, and headaches on chocolate without having evidence that it really is the direct reason. Here, we will share with you a few myths and facts about chocolate clinically proven.
Tea and coffee are richer in caffeine than chocolate. The manufacturing process lowers the impact of caffeine due to the mixture of cocoa with different ingredients. The European Society of Cardiology ran a research and showed that cocoa beans contain polyphenols, which are organic chemicals and are really beneficial for the heart and prevents heart attacks by simplifying the circulation of blood. Dark chocolate has the maximum quantity of cocoa beans hence the ideal sort of chocolate to the heart.
2 – Caution: People with diabetes need to Stop chocolate
Fact: Studies have proved that chocolate have a low glycemix indicator and that dark chocolate can improve insulin sensitivity in people with normal and higher blood pressure and boost endothelial dysfunction in people with diabetes. So in actuality, people with diabetes shouldn’t avoid chocolate, but the use of dark chocolate is preferred to milk and white chocolate for it comprises a high proportion of cocoa beans.
3 – Caution: Chocolate causes weight gain.
Fact: Chocolate itself doesn’t get you fat. A non-moderation of your nutritional system can lead to weight gain. An average chocolate bar has 220 calories, so it may be added to a healthy diet system.
4 – Myth: Chocolate doesn’t have health benefits.
Fact: Chocolate is demonstrated to be rich in magnesium, iron, zinc and copper along with the polyphenols mentioned above. Dark chocolate is regarded as a heart attack preventer, stress reliever, mind stimulator, and acts as an anticancer. A Harvard study showed that people who eat chocolate live longer than people who don’t.
5 – Caution: Chocolate causes headaches.
All the studies ran on migraines didn’t find any connection between migraines and food. Headaches are related to hormones and to not food.
6 – Caution: Chocolate causes cavities and tooth decays
Fact: As mentioned before, cocoa have a lot of benefits and we are going to add to the list that it contains antibacterial components that fight tooth decays and stop the spread of mouth bacterial.
Now that we have seen with you 6 of the many myths about chocolate that’s been proven wrong, we would like to remind you that an excessive consumption of any type of food, even chocolate with all its health benefits, will become an enemy to your health. For people with diabetes, we still suggest that you see your physician before eating chocolate.
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