Cocoa has been enjoyed by many people around the world since around the 1880’s, in those days, it was even considered currency in Mexico. It has some health benefits as well though, it is rich with antioxidants, and can actually improve cognitive aging. It is also thought to improve endurance levels in athletes and has been noticed in cycling. It can even improve the appearance of your skin by protecting your skin from sun exposure, from the flavonoids in chocolate.
- Chocolate works as a powerful antioxidants and protects us from increased risk of disease.
- Dark chocolate increases nitric oxide into our bodies which allows for better athletic performance and stamina.
- Chocolate helps improve our skin because it increases blood flow to the skin and works as a hydrator.
“Chocolate also helps increase blood flow to the skin, probably due to its positive effect on vasculature.”