Chocolate has long been a favorite delicacy on the planet.
Although the bad reputation that spoils the teeth and “we gain weight”, we can hardly ever to renounce its irresistible taste that was the cocoa, the main ingredient of this sweet thing.
Scientific circles say that there is no need to disown the cocoa pleasure but should not be exaggerated.
Not only that, chocolate and cocoa may even serve as a cure for many serious diseases.
Chocolate is a dream of every child
So what does it all lies in 100 grams of chocolate?
In addition to cocoa mass in the composition of this sweet thing has cocoa butter, vanilla flavor, sugar and emulsifier lecithin.
This black delicacy is rich in minerals so that 100 grams of high-quality pure chocolate contains about 3 mg iron, 12 mg sodium, 100 mg calcium, 280 mg of phosphorus, 300 mg of magnesium and even 400 mg of potassium.
In addition, there are carbohydrates, fats, proteins, cellulose and caffeine.
As regards the vitamin in this sweet product are settled B1, B2, B5, B6, and vitamin E.
Scientific research shows that dark chocolate raises levels of good cholesterol and lowers bad cholesterol levels in the blood if the daily intake of about 16 grams of this type of product.
Then, dark chocolate help raises the hormone of happiness, which means that improves mood and relieves depression.
Consuming just one cube of dark chocolate a day can strengthen mental abilities such as alertness, concentration and memory.
Chocolate is known for centuries as a potent aphrodisiac.
Dice-quality dark chocolate contains the same amount of flavonoids as located in one glass of red wine.
Positive effect on the heart and the most recent studies suggest that may help in the treatment of patients suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and to suppress a cough because it has a similar effect as the cough syrup.
Still we need cautious with this delicacy because, believe it or not, the use of excessive chocolate, except obesity, can cause insomnia and irritability.