Scientists analyzed five studies in which 575 thousand people took part, writes Express.
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They found that eating 28 grams of black chocolate reduces the risk of heart failure by 17%.
It is associated with flavonoids – natural compounds found in cocoa. They enhance the health of the blood vessel and help reduce inflammation.
One study confirms that eating chocolate helps to avoid the development of such a dangerous heart disease as atrial fibrillation (interruption of heart rhythm).
Dark chocolate reduces the risk of heart disease
People who consume between two and six servings of dark chocolate per week are less at risk of cardiovascular diseases than those who consumed this product at least once a month.
According to scientists, because of the content of potassium and magnesium, chocolate helps to improve the functioning of blood vessels and prevents the formation of blood clots. Experts advise to use dark chocolate to people who have problems with pressure.
Regular consumption of dark chocolate can improve mood and memory.
Despite the beneficial properties of chocolate, do not forget about the rate of consumption. Researchers recommend eating no more than 1/3 bar of chocolate per week. Also recommend to choose only high-quality dark chocolate.
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