There is great news for people who love chocolate just like me. A measured amount dark chocolate is said to keep your heart at a lower risk of a Cardiovascular Disease. Researchers say 100 grams of dark chocolate every day can help you get to this state of health. If this be followed for a period of 10 years it is said that over 10,000 people can be protected from heart diseases. Now lets take a look at what some of the lead researchers have to say about this.
Ella Zomer said “Our findings indicate dark chocolate therapy could provide an alternative to or be used to complement drug therapeutics in people at high risk of cardiovascular disease.” His partner Chris Reid also held a similar opinion. He said “One of the appeals of this study is here is a dietary alternative which may be quite appealing to a lot of people. In fact, chocolate studies have shown really good compliance rates.”
This is definitely a very tempting study that has been conducted on Australian population. What is it that makes dark chocolate beneficial? Lets find out! It is said that dark chocolate contains antioxidant chemicals in the form of polyphenoles that help in dilating blood vessels ultimately keeping your heart safer. There are other things too that contain this magical substance. These include green tea, blueberries and red apples. After reading this articles please don’t come to false conclusions. Excess of anything can be dangerous and dark chocolate is no exception! Large amount of dark chocolate can lead to obesity which again places you on the high risk side.
Therefore Chris Reid says “We’re not suggesting that the high-risk group use dark chocolate as their only preventative measure, but in combination with sensible choices, such as exercise.” Let us all follow his advice and live happily ever after. So here’s wishing you all a happy and a healthy life ahead!