Every time we go to the market, my son asks for chocolate truffle and would fight with me if I don't buy him one. A chocolate bar also excites him the most. I am fedup of this bad habit of his," says Tanira, a housewife. Many parents like Tanira would fear that chocolate can harm their children. But that's not always true. Discover the benefits of chocolate.Believe it or not, chocolate is as healthy as any other fruit or vegetable. Apart from benefiting your tongue, it helps your body tobe in proper condition including the most crucial parts like heart and blood circulation. Eating a dark chocolate provides a sweet, sensual, sin-free pleasure, as well as some significant health benefits.Chocolate is made from plants, which means it contains many of the health benefits of dark vegetables. "Chocolate contains flavonoids that act as antioxidants.
Antioxidants protect the body from aging caused by free radicals that can cause damage that leads to heart disease. Dark chocolate contains a large number of antioxidants (nearly eight times the number found in strawberries). Flavonoids also help relax blood pressure and balance certain hormones in the body," says Neha Arora, nutrition consultant.
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