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7 Surprising Benefits Of Chocolates

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By Nideen Hussain

Eating chocolate should no longer be a huge problem for you! Studies have shown that chocolate is beneficial for our health despite of its bad reputation.


Here’s how useful chocolate can be.

1. Helps lower cholesterol

A study recently demonstrated that chocolate can lower your cholesterol and enhance your blood pressure, thus helping you maintain good cardiovascular health.

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Fact source: Medical News Today

2. It keeps the memory stable in order to resist aging

A research has been conducted in Harvard Medical School illustrating chocolate’s ability to limit memory decline. It preserves the good blood flow needed for the brain to work effectively.

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Fact source: Medical News Today

3. Reduces the possibility of heart disease

The capacity of chocolate to lower the risk of developing heart diseases has been supported by The British Medical Journal. They have however, pointed out that further researches are required so that the notion can be completely backed up.

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Fact source: Medical News Today

4.  People who eat lots of chocolate are less likely to have a stroke

A study was carried out to prove that people who eat chocolate are less likely to suffer from a stroke, which is one of the main causes of death.

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Fact source: Medical News Today

5. It reduces the feeling of anxiety

Researchers in San Diego have proven that chocolate reduces stress, as people tend to usually eat food that would calm them down. So, it gives a sense of comfort and joy for those who are stressed out.

Fact source: Women’s Health Magazine

6. It could solve pregnancy difficulties.

A recent study reported that chocolate, especially dark chocolate, contains a specific chemical that helps women overcome pregnancy complications. Researchers still demand further studies to get a definitive outcome.

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Fact source: Women’s Health Magazine

7. It alleviates the feel of pain depending on the quantity you’re eating.

A recently published study highlighted the importance of chocolate as a painkiller.

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Fact source: Women’s Health Magazine

So what are you waiting for, eat those chocolates already!

 

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