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Exciting Health Benefits of Eating Chocolate

Edward Anderton

Edward Anderton is a certified project management professional who holds a BA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. At present, Edward Anderton serves as the managing director of Scarlata Chocolate, a company that provides high-quality chocolate free of harmful ingredients.

Consuming quality chocolate products provides many health benefits. Below are five of the most notable of these.
1. Improves mood. The texture, taste, and smell of chocolate stimulate the pleasure center of the brain. Chocolate also contains the amino acid tryptophan which increases serotonin in the body, a hormone that has natural anti-depressant effects.
2. Supports heart health. Chocolate contains flavonoids, natural plant chemicals that help to lower blood pressure by widening and relaxing blood vessels. Flavonoids also protect the arteries from accumulating harmful forms of cholesterol while increasing levels of healthy types of cholesterol.
3. Protects the brain. Chocolate contains a plant chemical called epicatechin which is believed to prevent the accumulation of damaging amyloid plaques in the brain. These dangerous plaques are associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
4. Soothes coughs. Chocolate contains theobromine, a plant chemical that has been proven to reduce coughs by influencing the central nervous system.

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