On this world Chocolate day, we remind you that regular consumption of black chocolate, rich in cocoa, can bring several health benefits. Its high richness in flavonoids, namely, catechins, epicatechins and procyanidins, gives it a strong antioxidant power, acting as an anti-inflammatory, a preventive against the risk of diabetes and various types of cancer, and is also a coadjuvant in the protection of the skin against the effects of UV radiation on aging.
If you choose variants that are low in sugar and saturated fats, it also helps prevent obesity because of its satiating effect.
Finally, the black chocolate rich in cocoa seems to contribute in improving cognitive function and the mood, being perhaps for this reason one of the most appreciated delicacies all over the world!
Dra. Sara Lopes Pereira,