Dark Chocolate Is Good for the Heart Says Scientific Study

Dark Chocolate is Good for the Heart Says Scientific Study

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology has released a news report which states that dark chocolate can aid in making arteries more elastic and can help prevent white blood vessels from sticking on their walls. Inflexible arteries and white blood cell bondage are two known causes of atherosclerosis.

The team wanted to find a more complete picture of what the impact is of dark chocolate consumption with vascular health and to show that increasing the flavanol content had no additional benefits for the heart, explained Diederik Esser, Ph.D. He was one of the scientists that were involved in the research. However, the rise of flavanol content clearly changed the dark chocolate taste and therefore the enthusiasm to eat the chocolates placed in front of the participants. So it shows the dark side of chocolate is a good one, a healthy side.

The scientists studied 44 men who were in the middle age range and also considered overweight to figure out their research studies. Over two four week periods, the test subjects were asked to eat 70 grams of chocolate each day. The men received either specifically made dark chocolate that had high flavanol content or plain chocolate that was not specially prepared. However each group had dark chocolate that each contained the same amount of cocoa. Before and after each intervention period, researchers performed an assortment of measurements which showed the men’s vascular health. Such as the test subjects were requested to stay away from certain energy solid food goods so to avoid any weight gain, while they were also appraised on certain physical properties of the flavanol chocolate and also the regular chocolate that was gathered for the participant’s scores of how they should eat during the involvement periods.

The results the researchers found was that the effects of dark chocolate on the human body is very encouraging not only because it lets individuals to pamper themselves with lesser feelings of guilt and worry, but it also might lead the way to psychotherapies which are able to do the very same thing as dark chocolate is able to do but with superior and even more dependable results, explained Gerald Weissmann, M.D., who is also an editor of The FASEB Journal. Until a dark chocolate drug is created for the general public, however, everyone will just have to get through with what nature has given to them in the form of dark chocolate itself.

Dark chocolate is a wonderful thing to dine o but again it is something that needs to be taken in moderation. The human body is able to react wonderfully to what dark chocolate has to offer and a few grams eaten each day may end up saving lives in the long run. It must be remembered, however, that this study did not apply to milk chocolate. That has not shown any type of healthful benefits toward the body. People need to remember the difference between dark and milk chocolate because they are extremely different in taste and texture. Dark chocolate has a taste that is somewhat more bitter.

The Federation of American Societies has released a news report which states that dark chocolate can aid in making arteries more elastic and can help prevent white blood vessels from sticking on their walls. Inflexible arteries and white blood cell bondage are two known causes of atherosclerosis.

By Kimberly Ruble

Sources:

Science World Report

Headlines and Global News

UPI News

One Response to "Dark Chocolate Is Good for the Heart Says Scientific Study"

  1. steve griffin   February 28, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    You did not answer the question what is the difference between dark and milk chocolate.

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