Chocolate Healthy Benefits
Over the past there is the notion that chocolate causes dental caries and may also be responsible for the problem of obesity. Undeniable that obesity is a risk factor for degenerative diseases. But a study at Harvard University shows that if you balance the consumption of chocolate candy with enough physical activity and eating a balanced diet, then the negative effects of chocolate is not much to worry about.
According to the Mayan belief, chocolate is the food of the gods. Original taste bitter cocoa bean is actually due to the content of alkaloids, but after going through the engineering process can produce chocolate as the food was liked by everyone. Cocoa beans contain 31% fat, 14% carbohydrate and 9% protein. Chocolate is rich in protein amino acid tryptophan, phenylalanine, and tyrosine. Although chocolate contains high fat, but relatively easy to rancidity because chocolate also contains polyphenols (6%), which functions as an antioxidant deterrent.
In the United States, chocolate consumption contributes only 1% of the total fat intake as stated by the National Food Consumption Survey (1987-1998). This amount is relatively small, especially when compared to the contribution of meat (30%), cereals (22%), and milk (20%). Fat in chocolate, often called cocoa butter, mostly composed of saturated fat (60%), especially stearic. But the brown fat is a vegetable fat which does not contain cholesterol. To keep pressing the saturated fat that is not too high, it is better to limit eating chocolate just one cigarette per day and limiting consume supplements or other food containing catechins such as apple and tea.
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In fact, many of the benefits that can be obtained from eating chocolate in sufficient quantities