10. Dark Chocolate
The moderate consumption of dark chocolate has numerous health benefits. The quality chocolate contains many nutrients including Iron, Magnesium, Fiber and Copper. But you should make sure that you only consume the chocolate in moderation. Because chocolate is rich in calories and over consumption leads to weight gain.
Health benefits of dark chocolate
— The flavonoid compounds present in cocoa (main ingredient of dark chocolates) have antioxidant effects. It can protect the cells from damage that is caused by the action of free radicals. In that way the dark chocolates can protect against heart disease.
— The flavonoids in dark chocolate can reduce the level of harmful LDL cholesterol. It lowers the risk of heart attack.
— The dark chocolate intake will improve the blood flow to the brain and skin. It improves your brain function and also great for a healthy skin.
— The serotonin chemical in dark chocolate act as anti-depressant agent and improves your mood.