Thursday, October 18, 2012

More Beauty with Chocolate

 Chocolate is synonymous with the celebration of a special day such as a birthday, valentine, and other celebrations as a form of expression of one's affection. Moreover, chocolate is also known to have tremendous health benefits for the body.

Chocolate and Beauty
In addition to a delicious taste, chocolate also has benefits for the consuming beauty. Dark chocolate contains antioxidants called flavanols, a type of flavonoids that can help prevent premature aging caused by exposure to free radicals and UV rays. Flavanols also known potent in maintaining skin moisture, making the skin look more fresh and protected from rough and dry skin.

Relieve Stress with Chocolate
Chocolate is also considered as one of the food stress reliever. According to research from the University of California, Sandiego, the stress, ranging from mild stress levels up to the level of depression, eating chocolate when they admitted being upset mood or bad mood.

Chocolate contains a psychoactive molecule that would make feel comfortable consuming chocolate. Some content chocolate like caffeine, theobromine, methyl-xanthine and phenylethylalanine believed to improve mood, reduce fatigue so that it can be used as an anti-depressant.

How much should be consumed?
Although also has many health benefits, you must control how much chocolate you eat. If you consume as much as 12 ounces of chocolate, you do not just get flavanoids but also fat, sugar and calories in large quantities. Surely these materials is not good for your health.

The researchers suggested to consume 2-3 ounces of chocolate in a week with the content of 70 percent dark chocolate if you want to get the health benefits of chocolate.

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