Chocolate Can Prevent Heart Disease?

A recent study revealed that individuals who consume chocolate on a regular basis may not only be satisfying their sweet tooth craving, but also lowering their chance of having certain diseases namely cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and stroke by 37%, 31% and 29%, respectively.

A link has been found between eating chocolate and prevention of heart disease, but the study is too premature to jump into conclusions. The said experiment included intake of dark and milk chocolate and included chocolate candies and drinks.

Previous studies have already associated chocolate with the reduction of heart risk since cocoa is known to have positive antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the heart. But in this new study, it appears that people who regularly eat chocolate pretty much reduce their risk by one-third. It is not accurate though how much health benefits chocolate has to offer.

According to World Health Organization, heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death across the world. Metabolic syndrome, together with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, affect approximately one fifth of the adult population around the world.

Nevertheless, you can prevent yourself from having these deadly conditions by means of lifestyle modification such as diet and exercise. Also, chocolate can contribute to avoiding these diseases. We just need to know more details about its precise benefits to the health.

Most chocolates that you can find in the market are loaded with sugar and fat, which can only cause you to gain weight, and can also lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, and certain heart diseases. Further knowledge should be studies need to know ways of reducing these harmful elements in chocolates yet still maintain its delectable taste.

Yet again, don’t go devouring chocolate because of this! For the nth time, moderation is key.

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