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Benefits and Risks of Chocolate

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Author: Dr John Anne

Chocolate is a psychoactive food. A chocolate comprises a number of raw and processed food and that are produced from the seeds of tropical cocoa tree. The cocoa tree was named by the 17th century Swedish naturalist, Linnaeus. The Greek term theobroma means literally “food of the gods”. Chocolate has also been called the food of the devil; but the theological basis of this claim is obscure. Native lowland and tropical South Africa has been cultivating cocoa from long time.

Chocolate has been said to cause acne and tooth decay and it also has a reputation for being a fattening, nutrition less food. On the other hand, chocolate is also known for being everything from an anti-depressant to an aphrodisiac. While there are still many things that we don’t know about chocolate, the following mentioned benefits and causes of consumption of chocolates could suggest you in best way.

Some of the benefits associates with regular consumption of cocoa are mentioned as eating chocolate releases endorphins in the brain, which act as pain-relievers. If you take sufficient amount of cocoa or chocolate it will boosts one’s appetite also does not cause weight gain. The sugar contained in chocolate may reduce stress and have a calming and pain relieving effect. If someone is habitual of eating chocolate, he/she does not give acne or other skin eruptions. Those who eat chocolate do not trigger migraine headaches. Eating moderate amounts of chocolate makes one live almost a year longer. Also, eating chocolate reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer. Eating two bars of chocolates a day not only lowered cholesterol; it had the unexpected effect of also lowering systolic blood pressure.

Regular consumption of chocolate may have risk of lower blood pressure. At five-year intervals over a 15-year period, 470 men aged over 65 were questioned about their dietary intake of cocoa and received physical examinations too. Thus many persons are still confused rather they have to eat or not eat chocolates.

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