Types Of Chocolate And Benefits

Chocolate is most commonly seen in milk, dark and white varieties and is everyone’s favourite and there are so many varieties and forms of it. If you aren’t allergic to chocolates and are free of diabetes, you can just feel blessed to be able to enjoy its luscious taste and benefits as well.

Types Of Chocolate

Types Of Chocolate

Chocolate’s different varieties, amazingly, has numerous health benefits to keep us fit , happy and healthy. Here’s a listing of the three main

Types of Chocolate and their Benefits.

Dark Chocolate

  • Most of you may not be fond of this variety of chocolate due its bitterness but this pure variety of dark chocolate, made from cocoa beans, is amazingly nutritious. It has got so many benefits to offer.
  • Sources suggest that it is one of the best source of anti-oxidants on the planet. They are loaded with organic compounds like polyphenols, flavanols, catechin etc that are biologically active and function as antioxidants .

Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

  • Quality dark chocolate is rich in fibre and other minerals like iron, magnesium, copper, manganese etc.
  • It also prevents LDL from getting oxidised and increases HDL and insulin sensitivity.
  • It reduces the risk of cardio vascular diseases.
  • The bioactive compounds present in dark chocolate protects your skin from sun and also increases blood flow through the skin , giving you healthy and beautiful skin.
  • Enhances immune system.
  • It is also studied that consumption of dark chocolate improves blood circulation in arteries and lowers blood pressure significantly.
  • It is also said to improve brain function.

Milk Chocolate

  • This is probably the most favourite among all. `The presence of lesser quantity of cocoa and comparatively higher contents of sugar and fatty acids may cause you to think it to be unhealthy but that is not the case. Milk chocolate, just like its darker variety, is full of goodness.
  • It cuts down the risk of heart related diseases, significantly lowering the risks to heart attacks and strokes.

Milk Chocolate

Milk Chocolate

  • It can help boost memories. Many health advisers even ask students appearing for examinations to take a small quantity of chocolate at regular intervals which will boost their memory as well as their memory.
  • It has many beauty benefits as well which include keeping skin hydrated, slowing signs of ageing and also letting you maintain a good figure.

White Chocolate

Many people love this more sweeter and creamier variety of chocolate more . This type, in fact, has almost no content of cocoa in it and is made of cocoa butter added with more milk and sugar. This might get you to think if white chocolate is really healthy. Well, you do not have to panic over your white chocolate intake, as it has it’s own healthy and beauty benefits too.

 

 

White Chocolate

White Chocolate

  • The antioxidants and flavonoids present in white chocolate helps to lower risks of heart diseases by almost 11 percent when compared to people who do not eat chocolate at all. Therefore white chocolate does make your heart healthy. It can also lower High Blood Pressure.
  • Even though in lower ratios, white chocolate too, improves the functionality of your brain with its magnesium content.
  • The zinc content in white chocolate helps to keep you immune system powerful and hence protects you from catching cold, cough or fever. It also enhances the disease fighting capacity of your body helping you fight against viruses, bacteria and allergens in excess.
  • White chocolate is also said to improve skin and hair as it improves blood circulation and also protects against any damage due to UV radiations.
  • With the higher milk content, it has more calcium in it, thus making your teeth and bones stronger. And contrary to the common belief of chocolates causing tooth decay, it helps you teeth to stay healthy and free of decay.

Being familiar with these benefits of different chocolate varieties is definitely going to change your perception of chocolate. Who knew eating up to 12 squares of chocolate every 24 hours could help ease the pain caused by inflammation in the joints? Not many.

Now that you know the numerous advantages of chocolate , start munching!

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