Much to most people’s delight, scientists are increasingly finding more and more positive things about chocolate. The obvious benefit is the wonderful taste and satisfaction that you feel when you eat it. Here is a brief list of some other benefits that come with eating chocolate:
- Ladies, chocolate could be good for your skin! A study in Germany found that women who ate cocoa every day for a three month period had moister and softer skin. The researchers believe it was the result of improved blood circulation.
- According to recent research, chocolate may boost mental ability by increasing blood flow to the brain. They concluded that chocolate may improve memory and attention functioning and could also make reaction times faster.
- Some level of protection against heart disease could come from chocolate. Researchers discovered that eating dark chocolate decreases hypertension, lowers cholesterol levels and provides protection against blood clots.
- Finally, chocolate just seems to help people feel better. Athletes who consumed chocolate had faster recovery times after extreme exertion. Most people know that chocolate can be an aphrodisiac, and women revealed this who ate chocolate on a regular basis, by having better sexual experiences.