The British scientists claim that black chocolate helps to slow down the aging process.
The experts have discovered that dark (bitter) chocolate slows down the destruction of collagen and improves skin metabolism. Furthermore, it was found that dark chocolate reduces the risk of melanoma, or skin cancer.
The secret of the healing properties of dark chocolate is in flavonoids, which this product is rich in. Similar components are found in red wine, grapes and other products. We know that these ingredients are very good for the heart and blood vessels – they help to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.
Previously, the scientists found that chocolate helped with insomnia and chronic fatigue and improved memory. Furthermore, it possesses anti-inflammatory properties and inhibits thrombus formation. Chocolate is known to improve mood and increase the overall body tone.
By the way, the more cocoa mass chocolate contains the more bitter taste and brighter flavor it is going to have. Despite the benefits of the product, the experts recommend eating dark chocolate in moderation.