According to an article recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) eating chocolate has a positive influence on health, because of its antioxidant properties and anti-inflammatory, Besides having benefits for lowering blood pressure and increasing insulin sensitivity.
World Health Organization (WHO) assume that by 2030, nearly 23.6 million people will die of heart disease. Therefore, physical activity and a healthy diet are the keys to prevention of this disease.
Cocoa and its derivatives, chocolate, contain theobromine, an alkaloid that produces a stimulant effect in the alert system in the brain.
This substance produces vasodilation of blood vessels and arteries, which increases blood flow and lowers blood pressure, a favorable situation health heart
"Chocolate is a food that provides great benefits for health and brings well-being, its intake also brings joy and pleasure to those who consume it, as well as a source of energy ", said Alicia Páramo Ortega, general director of the National Association of Manufacturers of Chocolates, Sweets and Similar (Aschoco).
This one ancestral property it is a source of fat, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Their fatty acids provide a stimulating function endorphins, substances that participate in the sensation of pleasure and in a state of mind.
In this sense that phenylethylamine (stimulant produced naturally in the brain) too It is present in chocolate and is responsible for falling in love.
Various studies have found that melting chocolate in the mouth, kissing it and tasting it raises beats to 140 per minute, a number that exceeds what is produced by a kiss.