The Benefits of Dark Chocolate

In moderation, dark chocolate can be extremely beneficial for your health. Some of these benefits include antioxidants, improved brain function, reduced risk of heart disease, as well as lowered blood pressure and cholesterol.

Antioxidants are what our body creates to help fight off disease and illness. Dark chocolate contains many antioxidants, which can help reduce the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and even cancer. Dark chocolate also carries anti-inflammatory properties, which can help the body fight off type 2 diabetes, arthritis and certain types of cancer. 

When it comes to heart health, dark chocolate can lower blood pressure and cholesterol (the two main factors of heart disease). Dark chocolate works by lowering the “bad” cholesterol and increasing the “good” cholesterol. This chocolate treat can also improve blood flow and lower blood pressure.  

Besides lowering your blood pressure, dark chocolate can protect your skin against the sun by increasing skin density and hydration. 

Studies show that eating dark chocolate can help improve brain function by increasing blood flow to the brain. Dark chocolate is also known to improve brain function and verbal skills in older people, which can reduce the risks of developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. 

A dark chocolate bar containing 70% dark cacao is rich in fiber, iron, magnesium and other minerals that the body needs to stay healthy. 

At Lazar’s, we have a wide range of delicious dark chocolate products. They range from dark chocolate covered fruit and nuts to pure dark chocolate bars.  Enjoy some chocolate and benefit your health at the same time!

We are not medical experts, we only make delicious dark chocolates. So, you should always contact a medical professional when it comes to questions about your health. For information about our products, please visit the Lazar’s Chocolate website or give us a call at (516) 829-5875.