Any Ugandan girl who has been through the puberty stage must have heard about the myth that dark chocolate increase on the hips any girl has.
Today, we decide to explore how true this theory is and other health benefits which could come along due to regular consumption of the famous and favour dark chocolate that is widely consumed locally.
Firstly, it is important to note that this chocolate has an array of nutrients that are essential for your health. The cocoa tree produce is also infamous for it’s rich source in antioxidants. It is due to the presence of such nutrients that dark chocolate is important for your health as discussed below;
1. Blood Flow
It may improve blood flow and lower blood pressure. Due to the presence of bioactive compounds in cocoa, it is most likely to improve blood flow in the arteries and also slightly decrease on one’s chances of getting blood pressure.
2. HDL and LDL
Secondly, dark chocolate raises HDL and protects LDL from oxidation. This chocolate has the ability to reduce your risks of suffering from a number of diseases. This can be explained by the fact that it lowers the susceptibility of LDL to oxidative damage and also increases HDL while improving insulin sensitivity.
3. Heart Disease
Dark chocolate may also reduce risks of feet heart disease. According to results drawn from a number of observations, there are minimal chances for people who consume chocolate often to suffer from heart disease.
4. Protection of your skin from the sun
During the hot season, dark chocolate may also protect your skin from the sun. Research based evidence indicates that flavanols from cocoa have the ability to improve blood flow to the skin and therefore protect your skin from damage.
5. Improvement in brain function
Additionally, dark chocolate could improve brain function. Due to the presence of stimulants like caffeine and theobromine, this chocolate increases blood flow to the brain and therefore increasing on brain function.
Hence as you religiously consume dark chocolate in hopes of getting hips, you could as well be doing your body a great service due to the above mentioned reasons.