Chocolate, well who does not know this one meal, the food was delicious and very tempting known to be enjoyed is the favorite of many people, especially children - children and adolescents. Henya not tasty, it turns brown very well have sufficient nutrition good for health. Pure chocolate or cocoa beans have a number of nutrients that can be useful for health, among others, are very rich in antioxidants and flavonoids that can lower high blood pressure became normal, and also can help reduce blood clotting. Thus cocoa or dark chocolate may lower the risk of heart attack and stroke.
According to scientists from Italy, snacking 20 grams of dark chocolate every 3 days so bring good for the cardiovascular system. But if you eat too much, it will not affect the better. The best dose is only a piece of chocolate with a weight of 20 grams per 3 days.
Here is the content of the nutrients found in chocolate / cocoa:
Sugar. Cocoa beans contain enough carbohydrates, but generally starches, insoluble and soluble fiber, less sugar is also very simple. Usually sugar is added to the chocolate during the production process at the factory.
Fat. Cocoa beans contain about 50% fat. Cocoa fat consists of two types of saturated fatty acids (palmitic acid and stearic acid) and a monounsaturated fatty acid (oleic acid).
Vitamins. Cocoa beans contain enough vitamins, namely vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid.
Caffeine. Cocoa beans contain caffeine in very low, well below the caffeine in coffee and tea.
Antioxidants. Cacao contains polyphenols such as that of the wine. Mnejaga antioxidants are beneficial for health.
Essential minerals. Cocoa contains many minerals, including magnesium, calcium, iron, copper, potasoum, and manganese.
Calories. Chocolate, especially dark chocolate has a fairly high in calories because it has high levels of sugar and fat.
Phenylethylamine. This substance is a mild antidepressant and stimulant with almost equal strength with dopamine and adrenaline produced by the body.
Well, those are some of the content that is owned by the chocolate, in addition to delicious was also quite good nutrients for health.
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