Benefits Of Chocolate

October 24, 2011 by staff 

Benefits Of ChocolateBenefits Of Chocolate, I love chocolate. I love chocolate, especially dark chocolate, have been shown to have all these wonderful health benefits. But I’ve always looked at the health benefits of the recently discovered element as a kind of balance that keep me from the guilt I felt after eating all the baked goods from my roommate. My logic is that while evil canceled, it would be like if I had not eaten anything at all true. I know that logic is wrong and self-deception is childish, but the concept seems so magical.

To add to the deception, studies are appearing all the time with the new owners about how chocolate is miraculous. We know, for example, that flavonoids, antioxidants, black chocolate are ideal for the cardiovascular system. Sora Song, a time blogger mentions that previous studies have been able to demonstrate a correlation between chocolate and other goodies such as lower blood pressure and reduced risk of heart disease. This is due to flavonoids also improve blood flow and prevent the formation of platelet aggregates.

A new study published in The Journal of American College of Cardiology and directed by Susanna Larsson, associate professor of nutritional epidemiology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, shows a link between chocolate and a lower risk of stroke in women.

The researchers tracked the diet and lifestyle habits of 33,372 women generally between 49 to 83, 1998 to 2008. Participants had to fill out questionnaires that asked how often they ate about 96 foods, including chocolate. The researchers recorded 1549 total movements during that decade.

Furthermore, for every increase of 1.8 oz chocolate consumption of participants per week, your risk of stroke in general declined by 14 percent. Women in the group consuming more chocolate on a weekly basis, between one and two bars of chocolate a week reduced their risk of stroke by 20 percent. According to researchers, preventative quality of the chocolate was still considerable, even after other risk factors for stroke were taken into account. Magic, right?

However, here is the important detail: neither this nor any other chocolate study should lead to attractive people to believe that you protect yourself from stroke, high blood pressure and heart disease, if the amount of chocolate eaten. Chocolate is still chocolate, and still has all its sugar and fat.

Moreover, it helps the study authors noted the discrepancy between the content of milk chocolate Swedes and Americans. Chocolate milk in Sweden, at the time of the study, containing 30% cocoa solids. So if you’re looking to eat chocolate in moderation, he or she really should look into a black chocolate bar that has a high percentage of cocoa.

I agree with Dr. Nieca Goldberg, a cardiologist at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, who emphasized the fact that there are a lot of other healthy foods to focus on the incorporation in the diet when he spoke with Time Healthland .

“It’s important to have results like these in the context,” said Dr. Goldberg. “These findings do not mean that people need to exchange chocolate for broccoli in your diet. Chocolate has antioxidants, and antioxidants are beneficial for your health … But, what if they had treated in this study with the skins apple or grape? ”

I say we all have to be smarter when you read the studies, especially those that run on the benefits of chocolate and apparently promote greater consumption of it, but then I remember that we are here at USD. Not exactly do the equivalent of the national average of obesity as we walk around campus every day. And these studies of chocolate seems to be having the opposite effect of the U.S. population as a whole also. A recent Gallup poll indicates that a normal weight Americans outnumber overweight Americans now for the first time in three years.

As for those who are still overweight, I sincerely hope you have been eating milk chocolate Swedes and their chances of suffering a stroke have actually decreased because of it.

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