One of the other foods is actually
one of our society’s guilty pleasures, chocolate.
Dark chocolate gets its wholesome properties from flavonoids , a group of
polyphenolic compounds also found in foods such as red wine, tea, onions and
parsley. Epicatechin , the particular flavonoid found in dark chocolate, helps
the body in a number of important ways. Epicatechin acts as an antioxidant.
Antioxidants are chemicals that mop up free radicals —highly reactive
molecules that can damage the body’s cells. Dark chocolate is twice
as rich in antioxidants as red wine.
Dark Chocolate is proven to lower blood pressure. Depending upon your age, you can decrease your blood pressure if you are at a high risk of developing chronic hyperntension, dark chocolate has clear benefits to your health.