The potential benefits of chocolate is one interesting topic to discuss, especially when science confirms and gives us the assurance that chocolate is good for the health.
Although we already know that chocolates can help improve the memory, another study published by British Medical Journal’s cardiology magazine called Heart, reveals that there are other benefits we can get from this sweet dessert. One benefit is that eating chocolates on a daily basis can help lower the risk of strokes and heart diseases.
In the study conducted by the researchers from University of Aberdeen, it was found out that “those who ate small chocolate bars every day had an 11% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 23% lower risk of stroke, compared to those who did not eat chocolate”.
In a report made by The Guardian, the participants of the group’s study only ate milk chocolate and not dark chocolate. This is because dark chocolate is already known to contain a high percentage of flavonoids, or protective molecules. And from the results, they came up with the statement that “other compounds, possibly related to milk constituents, such as calcium and fatty acids could lower one’s risk of heart disease as well”.
Dr. Tim Chico, a consultant cardiologist at the University of Sheffield, told BBC, “The message I take from this study is that if you are a healthy weight, then eating chocolate does not detectably increase risk of heart disease and may even have some benefits. However, he noted, “I would not advise my patients to increase their chocolate intake based on this research, particularly if they are overweight”.
Still, it is safe to assume that if you are not obese, eating chocolates every day may offer you several benefits.