In addition to being tasty, chocolate contains antioxidants that reduce the oxidation of cells, slowing the aging of the skin, it also acts as a natural antidepressant that stimulates cerebral serotonin, inhibiting mood states related to anger and aggression.
Several studies reveal that the consumption of organic chocolate with 70% of cocoa brings multiple benefits, proof of this was the aforementioned publication of the medical journal Lancet regarding the antioxidants of bitter chocolate, which are found in flavonoids. In the same publication, it was also determined that a typical bitter chocolate bar usually contains 50 milligrams of flavonoids, while one of sweet chocolate only reaches 13 milligrams. Hence the importance of chocolate containing a good dose of cocoa and even better if it is organic.
Benefits of Organic Chocolate
Chocolate is made up of certain compounds that stimulate the secretion of serotonin and help us to be happy and in a good mood.
It contains a multitude of antioxidants such as polyphenols, flavonoids or catechins, which delay cell aging and are ideal for preventing cardiovascular diseases, reducing cholesterol levels and lowering high blood pressure.
Being rich in antioxidants, cocoa also helps to have a softer skin, less dry and more resistant to the sun’s rays.
Chocolate with a high content of cocoa, organic and biodynamic, does not harm our dental health because it contains very few sugars.
By containing theobromine, an alkaloid that acts like caffeine stimulates the central nervous system.
Some of its components relax and open arteries, which causes blood pressure to decrease.
Cocoa is a product rich in magnesium, so its consumption helps strengthen the musculature. In addition, it represents an ideal energy contribution for people who perform physical activity.