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Chocolate harmful or useful

We’ve all tried chocolate and we know how tasty it is! Some say it is harmful others – useful, so you can read below:

Chocolate has been blamed for a lot of damage. The physicians’ goal was for the sick to limit and totally refuse its use. Hence his bad reputation is that it provokes nervous crises, acne, liver crises, epileptic crises, headaches (the tyramine it contains may be the cause of migraine).

There are many delusions around chocolate – as we have seen, he has not always been sweet. Chocolate can be bitter and even hot – in Mexico they even produce chocolate in the form of chili peppers. Chocolate can be in a variety of colors, white, green and even purple. His shapes are also countless, they depend only on human fantasy. On the Day of the Dead (a religious holiday similar to our Soul), the children in Mexico exchange their chocolate cranberries, whose names are written in their own names – a strange way to overcome the fear of death, to mention the dead relatives and to celebrate the carnival greatness of life.


1. Dark chocolate does not fill

This is not true. Whether you’ll eat 100 grams of natural, dark, milk or cream-rich chocolate is all that calories in all kinds are between 520 and 560. The same amount that is contained in a normal dish. Each chocolate consists of cocoa mass, cocoa butter and sugar. In milk chocolate there is more milk powder or cream. One explanation for his alleged dietary effect is that he is quicker to satisfy the desire for chocolate. Dark chocolate is also healthier because cocoa has secondary herbal substances that protect against cancer. As early as the sixteenth century, cocoa and chocolate were used as medicines, mostly to resume weight loss or to improve the condition of the skin in patients who have been severely weakened. It stimulates the nervous system and digestion. The cocoa therapeutic properties also applied to many cases of anemia, anorexia, runny nose, libido, temperature, etc. Today they are also used in cosmetic procedures.

2. There is too much caffeine in chocolate

Let alone you decide – chocolate (100 g) contains on average only 30 mg of caffeine and in a cup of coffee not less than 180 mg.

3. Chocolate is very calorie

The chocolate contains an average of 300-450 calories. And it can hardly be eaten by just one person at a time.

4. Chocolate provokes buds

On the contrary, the latest research shows that large amounts of chocolate even reduce buds. However, this only applies to quality products. If you find an adverse effect, it is due to one of the additional ingredients, not the chocolate cocoa. Moreover, such a reaction is strictly individual and can not be inferred as a valid rule.

5. Chocolate destroys tooth enamel

Here is another matter – everything has a devastating effect on tooth enamel. Ie. choose darker chocolate (which does not contain much sugar) and things will come in place. Dental hygiene is also critical – wash your teeth whenever you eat something sweet.

The chocolate itself even found an antiseptic substance that suppresses the activity of the bacteria that make up the tooth. A study conducted at the prestigious Boston Polytechnic (MIT) proves that cacao not only does not cause caries but also slows down their development.

6. Chocolate contains a lot of cholesterol

Not true! Cocoa is a plant product and cholesterol is only present in products of animal origin. Ie. if you have added more (dry) milk or other fats of animal origin in chocolate, then there may be more cholesterol in your chocolate. But in this case, too much can not be said.

7. Chocolate causes constipation

In fact, it has a laxative effect. Cocoa contains tannin, a substance that regulates bowel function and helps remove the slag from the body.

8. There are no useful substances in chocolate

This, of course, is not true and can not be true of any food! Specifically, chocolate is rich in B, A, calcium and potassium vitamins. It also contains magnesium. Caffeine, theobromine and tryptophan tonify the nervous system, and one of the amino acids contained in cocoa helps produce serotonin.

Cocoa beans also contain phenols that strengthen the walls of the blood vessels, i. E. reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular and renal diseases, type II diabetes and even Alzheimer’s. Chocolate made entirely of plant-based cholesterol does not contain cholesterol. So black chocolate not only does not cause but also can protect us from atherosclerosis

The photo is my own part of the candy at home

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  1. Some suggest eating a small piece of dark chocolate a day to strengthen the heart. Hence, I believe dark chocolate is pretty healthy but not milk or white chocolate.

    It’s also said that drinking ONE cup of coffee (without sugar or milk) or red wine is good for the heart.

    Actually most things are not harmful if taken in moderation.

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