Nutrition experts agree that dark chocolate deserves a place in healthy diets, and a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition says it can boost your immunity, too. High doses of cocoa support T-helper cells, which increase the immune system’s ability to defend against infection. Sweet!
Dark chocolate has a tons of amazing benefits:
- Protection from Disease-Causing Free Radicals
One of my favorite benefits of dark chocolate is its free radical fighting ability. Free radicals are unbalanced compounds created by cellular processes in the body, especially those that fight against environmental toxins we’re exposed to on a daily basis. Antioxidants are the compounds that are believed to neutralize free radicals and protect the body from their damage.
- Improved Heart Health
According to Cleveland Clinic, research has shown that flavanols have a very positive effect on heart health by helping lower blood pressure and improving blood flow to the heart as well as the brain. Dark chocolates flavanols can also help make blood platelets less sticky and able to clot, which reduces the risk of blood clots and stroke.
- Antioxidant-Rich Superfood
Some benefits of superfoods
Different superfoods obviously bring different benefits, but here are a few advantages your body can look forward to if you enjoy a balanced diet rich in superfoods.
Superfoods are known to:
Fight heart disease
Protect organs from toxins
Reduce inflammation in the body