Healthy Benefits of Dark Chocolate for Men

Dark chocolate is recommended than white and milk chocolates and is considered to be more nutrient rich than these. Men have more health benefits than women by having dark chocolate in their diet.

We all have that one friend, who rather than having the sweetness of white chocolates will prefer to have the dark one. We might have even joked that they have gone to the ‘Dark side’, however it’s important to note that this side is actually healthy. 

While most of your preferred chocolates are white and milk ones that contain excess sweetness and good taste, do you really know about the benefits of dark chocolates? Eating a piece of dark chocolate a day can provide a pocket full of benefits to your health, which you hardly are aware of . 

Case in point, you can have it whenever you want and in one go because of its delicious taste and smell, and the best part is that you don’t even have to go on a guilt trip later on, as Dark chocolates are full of nutrients, antioxidants and many other beneficial ingredients that are especially good for men. 

According to a study published by *National Library Of Medicine in January 2015, people having type 2 diabetes eating dark chocolate have lower blood pressure and hypertension as compared to those who didn’t.

Men are likely to be more benefited from dark chocolates than women, that including a piece of it everyday can lower the risk of heart attacks, diabetes, helps in sharpening of the brain, and some more of it. It contains enough antioxidants known as flavonoids, which improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure.

Ingredients in dark and white chocolate are almost the same, the only difference is in the quantity of cocoa solids. Milk or white chocolate is supposed to have cocoa solids level between less than 50 % and in dark ones cocoa solids quantity should be above 50%. Dark chocolate minerals include iron, phosphorus, copper, magnesium, and zinc which serves as the supporting pillars for mens bodies. Magnesium in dark chocolate helps in getting better sleep, zinc builds immunity and phosphorus helps in keeping teeth and bones maintained. 

Benefits – 

Dark chocolate is good for Men's Health.

Heart rate risk 

Antioxidants in dark chocolate flavonoids, can decrease the risk of heart attacks as flavonoids improves blood circulation and lowers blood pressure. These two are the prime factors which are responsible for getting a heart attack. 

Concentration power

Ingredients in dark chocolate, especially flavonols, helps in dilating blood vessels due to which more oxygen is reached to the parts of the brain that results in more concentration and alertness of the brain. Gives a boost to brain power.  

Good cholesterol level 

One of the reasons for eating this chocolate is that it helps in maintaining good cholesterol. Polyphenols present in cocoa powder and flavonols in chocolate turn down the chances of heart diseases by reducing bad cholesterol levels.

Skin protection

Skincare has become one of the most prioritised things now. Dark chocolate has been a great help in that process as flavonoids present in the chocolate also prevents skin from sun damage, improves hydration and blood flow. 

Exercise snack 

Dark chocolate can be a good pre-exercise snack, as the chocolate releases dopamine in the brain, which results in motivational, pleasure and learning attitude. Having a bite of it before a workout or exercise session early morning would help in best outcomes. 

A dark chocolate a day can keep the doctor away.

Mood lifter 

There is a reason behind why you feel good after eating dark chocolate, as polyphenol antioxidants present in the chocolate reduces cortisol, the stress hormone, which results in feelings of enjoyment and pleasure.

Sexual health 

Caffeine present in dark chocolates helps in improving sexual health as the chocolate releases endorphins, the happy hormones in the body, which lowers stress or fatigue and makes sexual health better. 

Conclusion 

While we have discussed the benefits of eating dark chocolate, having a whole bar of it daily can result in lots of calories, after all it’s a chocolate. You should have a bite of it instead of having a whole bar of the chocolate everyday, as it can result in having a reverse effect on your health. 

Footnote:

Study published by National Library Of Medicine: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4460349/

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