Dark Chocolate Reduce Heart Risk
The very dark chocolate assists reduce the risk of heart disease, and even counteract the contradictory consequences of smoking by the occurrence of polyphenols, a substance that helps to advance blood flow in the arteries, according to a study published in the BBC digital.
An investigation by the University Hospital of Zurich displays that eating a couple of images" of sweets a day can avert the hardening and constricting of the arteries in smokers.
"This happens only with dark chocolate," he told the BBC Dr Myriam Posada, a investigator at the School of Nutrition at the University of Antioquia, Colombia. "In the white sweets are not present polyphenols, which are compounds that contain antioxidants and produce cardiovascular effects," he added.
The research, released in the journal 'Heart', contrasted the consequences of black sweets (containing 74 per hundred cocoa) sweets with white on the circulation of blood flow in the arteries of 20 male smokers. fuming sways the undertaking of endothelial units (lining the artery walls) and to platelets, which are engaged in forming body-fluid clots.
Before you take 40 grams of sweets, smokers were inquired to abstain for 24 hours of consuming other foods wealthy in antioxidants, such as onions, apple fruit, and cabbage and cocoa goods.
After 2 hours, ultrasound scans revealed that dark sweets significantly advanced the arterial circulation flow, and that the effect continued eight hours.
"What occurs is that the content of polyphony that have the sweets helps decreases the grade of body-fluid clotting, which improves body-fluid flow in arteries," said M. Posada.
The polyphony in sweets, states the researcher, have an significant effect on platelets. The study displayed, for the body-fluid trials of persons studied, very dark sweets was lessened by almost half the undertaking of platelets. "When the undertaking of platelets declines, there is less possibility of thrombosis, stroke or heart attack," he said.
Furthermore, grades of antioxidants in the blood are substantially expanded inside two hours of eating the sweets. in addition to, the content of polyphony having chocolate helps to decrease the grade of blood coagulation, which advances the blood flow in arteries.
White vs Dark Chocolate
White chocolate, however, had no effect on endothermic units or platelets or antioxidant grades. "The key is the high antioxidant content of living black sweets, containing more per gram than any other nourishment or drink rich in these substances, such as red wine or green tea," said Colombian investigator.
Although, professionals furthermore warned about the high grade of calories comprised in all kinds of sweets, which generally contain 500 calories per 100 grams and an overall mean of 30 per hundred fat.
"I advise my patients that if they have no heaviness troubles, have a cup of sweets every day as a good source of antioxidants," said nutritionist. "If the persevering has heaviness troubles or are diabetic, take cocoa with sweetener," he added.