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Check out 11 health benefits of dark chocolate

KONTAN.CO.ID – Its delicious taste makes chocolate has many fans. But apparently not all chocolate is sweet. There are various types of chocolate, one of which is dark chocolate, which is known for its bitter taste which is more prominent.

Unlike chocolate in general, dark chocolate contains more cocoa and a lower sugar content.

The benefits of dark chocolate are not only as a mood enhancer or indulge the tongue, but also for health!

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So, what are the benefits of dark chocolate for health?

1. Improve brain function

Chocolate can increase blood circulation in the brain and has the potential to prevent blood vessel disorders in the brain, such as dementia and stroke.

Another benefit of dark chocolate for the brain is that it has the opportunity to improve cognitive function in the elderly with cognitive impairments.

2. Meet the body’s nutrition

Dark chocolate contains various nutrients, such as magnesium, fiber, iron, manganese, potassium, and other minerals that are good for the body.

Dark chocolate is also able to meet the fat intake needed by the body because it contains unsaturated and saturated fats.

3. Raising good cholesterol

Not all cholesterol has a negative impact on the body because HDL cholesterol is useful for the body. The benefits of dark chocolate are to raise good HDL cholesterol and lower bad LDL cholesterol.

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Polyphenol and theobromine components in dark chocolate are believed to be the cause of increased HDL and decreased LDL.