Rome, Italy, the National Food and Nutrition Research Institute researchers found by studying a few days ago, the consumption of dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate, the body can increase the level of anti-oxidants, which is conducive to the prevention of heart disease. They found that when the consumption of milk chocolate or dark chocolate with milk, increased levels of antioxidants in vivo were inhibited.
Researchers in 12 healthy volunteers were observed, these volunteers come in different consumption of chocolate in different formulations, that is, in one day to eat only 100 grams and 100 grams of dark chocolate or milk chocolate or 200 grams of milk chocolate.
The study found that eating dark chocolate in 1 hour, the human body antioxidant levels in the blood increased significantly, including the well-known food contains flavonoids, on the contrary, in the consumption of dark chocolate or milk chocolate with milk After the antioxidant levels of the human body and no obvious changes. As for why the human body after consumption of dark chocolate a marked increase in the level of anti-oxidants is not clear, it may be interfering with human milk chocolate from the absorption of antioxidants.
The researchers said the discovery prompted flavonoids in the body of the anti-oxidation may be other food composition and, therefore, people should pay attention to in everyday life with diet, in particular attention should be paid to the higher content of flavonoids of between food and other food interactions.
Scientists have found that if a person insist on eating the right amount of dark chocolate (not chocolate cream), can increase blood levels of antioxidant components in order to prevent the occurrence of heart disease.
Another study found that chocolate contains Theobromine has antitussive function. Experts point out that only the tube that is good news, but it can not be blind to eat too much chocolate. Chocolate contains Theobromine antitussive role really needs to do more experiments to prove, in particular cough of long-term role is still unknown.
In recent years, a lot of chocolate research report, an increasing number of studies have shown that eating dark chocolate health benefit.
Some of the last report showed that if a person continued to eat the right amount of dark chocolate (not milk chocolate common), can increase blood levels of antioxidant components in order to prevent the occurrence of heart disease. Scientists have found that a high cocoa content chocolate (or dark chocolate) is rich in flavonoids, green tea and red wine it is a health component, with lower blood pressure and some other effect.