When heart problems occur,
is the most likely mineral to be missing in the person's diet.Cocoa has a high content of the "beauty" mineral,
. Sulfur helps build strong nails and hair, promotes healthy and beautiful skin,helps detoxify the liver, and supports healthy functioning of the pancreas.
Fresh cocoa beans are super-rich in the type of
which are strong antioxidants that help maintainhealthy blood flow and blood pressure.
in cocoa, especially the
, prevent fatty substances inthe bloodstream from oxidizing and then clogging the arteries.
Flavanols help make blood platelets less likely to stick together and cause blood clots, heart attacks, and strokes
- without thenegative side effects associated with the use of aspirin (ASA) and other pharmaceutical blood-thinners.
Cocoa beans contain 10,000 milligrams (10 grams) of
antioxidants per 100 grams
- or an amazing 10% antioxidantconcentration level!
When it comes to supplying your body with effective antioxidants, no other natural food can even comeclose.
No exotic super-fruit like Acai berries, no high-antioxidant fruits like prunes or blueberries, and no vegetables. The antioxidantsin cocoa are easily absorbed by the human body, and are more stable and long-lasting than those in any other foods.
also contains the amino acid
which makes the
, which promotes positivefeelings and helps keep us from feeling depressed. Cocoa contains the neurotransmitters
and MAO Inhibitors - which make this heart-healthy food a healthy food for the brain too.
(PEA) helps promote
mental alertness and the ability to concentrate
. The PEA in healthy chocolate can be of help to students taking tests, and to senior citizens who want to retain the mental capacity of a younger person and
postpone the onsetof dementia
.Studies have indicated that consuming dark chocolate produced an increased sensitivity to
(which indicates a protective effectagainst diabetes).While you may have believed that cocoa and chocolate were "bad for you", the truth is that
THE RIGHT KIND OF CHOCOLATEprovides many health benefits
that make it not only "good for you" but better for your body than most of the fruits and vegetablesyour mother made you eat when you were a child.