Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Health Benefits of Chocolate, Hersheys Dark Chocolate

Introduction: As a person who is highly in love with chocolate, especially M&M’s, Hercheys and fudge, I am a chocolate addict, I have been eating chocolate since I was young child. So knowing there are health benefits to eating chocolate, especially dark chocolate is beneficial to me and my health when eating in moderation. I would like to go over the benefits of dark chocolate for those who like chocolate, but would like a healthier choice
Thesis Statement: Dark chocolate is a healthier choice when it comes to eating chocolate.
Main Points:
I. Who is dark chocolate good for?
II. What kind of chocolate should you choose.
III. Healthy ways to add dark chocolate to your diet.

I. Who is dark chocolate good for?
A. People with health issues such as
1. Lowering blood pressure
2. Improved vascular function
3. Reduced risk of diabetes
4. Reduced risk of stroke, due to potential blood thinning effects
5. Reduced risk of heart attack
6. Can elevate the mood by releasing endorphins
7.Can help improve cognitive function in the elderly

(Patti Schmidt, March, 2012,Chocolate's Potential Health Benefits – and its Effect on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients,

8. Also contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium (usually a by-product of the dairy add-ons in a chocolate bar)

II. What kind chocolate should you choose?

A. Cocoa is the main component of chocolate, this is what gives it the dark color and semi-bitter aromatic taste. Therefore, the higher the cocoa content in the chocolate, the more flavanols are also present. Flavonoids, is a group of plant-derived antioxidants. Flavanol is the specific flavonoid found in cocoa, and has been...

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