Chocolate is a favourite for many people. The good news is that there is research suggesting how healthy chocolate is for you.
What the research did not take into account all the sugar and unhealthy fat added to chocolate treats.
Time to learn the many health benefits of chocolate, the downside, and how to make the good stuff.
There are many benefits of cocoa powder in the dried form
- Decreased oxidation of LDL
- Reduced insulin resistance
- Increased vascular reactivity
- Improved arterial compliance
- Increased HDL-C levels
(According to Clinicaltrials at the University of Utah)
Do note: they say cocoa powder which has no sugar in it.
I did lots of research and this is what I found. You will notice that I am saying cocoa instead of chocolate for the reasons above.