Among the snacks, chocolate has always been the most popular one. The caffeine and theobromine contained in the chocolate can make people feel excited, and also promote the secretion of serotonin and endorphins, which will bring a happy mood.
Many studies have shown that chocolate is a kind of food with high nutritional value, but not every kind of chocolate is good for eating. It is necessary to choose dark chocolate with a purity of more than 70%. Not only will it not eat into obesity, but also prevent disease.
Because dark chocolate is rich in "flavonoids", this substance has been proven in several studies to have the following benefits for the human body:
1. Keep young
Flavonoids help to delay the aging of human cells, help activate cells, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and make aging cells behave like young cells.
2. Rescue memory
Because flavonoids can increase blood flow in the brain, eating chocolate can increase mental function, working memory, and ability to handle daily affairs. So when working under pressure, come eat dark chocolate!
3. Helps reduce cardiovascular disease
Flavonoids help improve blood pressure, regulate blood lipids, fight inflammation, and promote vascular endothelial cell function.
4. Increase physical fitness
Flavonoids help cell metabolism, increase mitochondrial function, and reduce oxidative stress.
5. Strengthen resistance to stress
Flavonoids are involved in antioxidants and promote the production of serotonin.