For nutritious sugar hit, embrace the dark side... The best news we’ve heard all year
Eat them...you know you want to
: studies prove चॉकलेट is good for और than a broken heart. The secret behind its powerful punch: cacao. Packed with healthy flavonoids and the chemical theobromine (which widens blood vessels), this little सेम, बीन is a disease-fighting bullet. The problem? Cacao is bitter, chalky and hardly palatable. Enter milk, sugar and मक्खन – great for tastebuds, not so for health. Besides adding kilojoules, they dilute cacao’s benefits. So stick to चॉकलेट with at least 70 per cent cacao – या cocoa, which is cacao in roasted, ground form – says Dr Mary Engler, a professor of physiological nursing. And yourself to 200g a week (that’s two blocks of Lindt Excellence). A Healthier Heart
The brown stuff can reduce blood pressure, increase the flexibility of veins and arteries, and cut down on stroke and दिल attack risk. Most of the credit goes to flavonoids, which kill off free radicals, and polyphenols, (also found in red wine). Polyphenols are known to prevent LDL (bad) cholesterol from oxidising into a form that damages arteries. Tastes better than
: an apple, which has only 20 per cent of the flavonoids of a dark chockie bar. Cough Relief
A study द्वारा Imperial College लंडन found that चॉकलेट is around 30 per cent और effective at suppressing persistent coughs than anything available from pharmacies. A stimulant called theobromine, which also provokes chocolate’s feel-good effect, appears to suppress the activity of the vagus nerve, which is responsible for coughing. Theobromine was found to be about a third और effective than codeine, which is regarded the best available cough medicine. Tastes better than
: codeine, which can leave आप sleepy and dull. Happier Kids
शिशु whose mums ate चॉकलेट daily during their pregnancy are happier than शिशु whose mums rarely ate it. A study of 300 women द्वारा the विश्वविद्यालय of Helsinki in Finland found the शिशु of chocolate-eating mothers smiled and laughed more, and showed less fear of new situations, possibly because the feel-good effects of the sweet are passed on to little ones. Tastes better than
: chewing on your screaming kid’s dummy. Guard Against Diabetes
हलवाई की दुकान, कन्फेक्शनरी a diabetes foe? Sure is! In an Italian study, participants who ate a bar of dark चॉकलेट once a दिन for 15 days saw their potential for insulin resistance drop द्वारा almost half. “Flavonoids increase nitric oxide production,” says the study’s lead researcher Dr Claudio Ferri, a professor at the विश्वविद्यालय of L’Aquila in Italy. “And that helps control insulin sensitivity.” Tastes better than
: cherries, which have just 18 per cent.
Did I need a reason to eat chocolate? NO WAY.
Does this give me और reasons to eat chocolate? आप BET.
Let's get the चॉकलेट party started!!!! link