I know it is a bit difficult to believe that chocolates are also good for health. See, anything intaken more than required is harmful, so is for chocolates. If eaten in limits, chocolates have amazing health benefits, especially white chocolate.
Cocoa is often called ‘the food of gods’. Chocolate is an ultimate comfort food, a mood enhancer and romance enhancer in more positive circumstances. First off, dark chocolate is healthy and is a recommended supplemental food as it has many health benefits. But it doesn’t mean that white chocolate is the evil twin. They both share the same mother that is; cocoa and has all the stable psychoactive compounds and flavonoids.
White chocolate is simply cocoa butter with some added milk, whereas dark chocolate is cocoa butter with dark cocoa particles instead of milk. But they both have varying levels of sugar. Researchers have already found that chocolate is good for the heart, brain and circulation and may be beneficial in major health challenges as obesity, diabetes and autism.
Here are the 10 health benefits of white chocolate :
1. For eating disorder
As the compulsive eating disorder, an eating disorder can also be dangerous for health. During eating disorder, the affected feels himself being hungry even after having a meal which results in him constantly asking for food. By eating the white form the chocolate as a dessert will leave a dawdling sweet taste in the mouth. So, when someone forgets to eat, the saliva will be stimulated again, and the affected will remember that he/she had a meal.
2. For immunity
It contains the high source of antioxidants which combats all the toxic components in our body and reduces the toxicity of the body. It helps restore the flexibility of arteries while preventing white blood cells from hitting to the walls of blood vessels, both causes of artery clogging .
3. For high cholesterol
Consuming chocolate results in the rapid regulation of fat, this, in turn, decreases the bad cholesterol LDL and increases the good cholesterol HDL. When this happens, the function of absorption of food such as minerals is more active than usual. With this, the affected will be protected from a disease called coronary heart disease.
4. For Hypercholesterolemia
Hypercholesterolemia is the same condition as of obesity. But, there is a small difference. In Hypercholesterolemia, the LDL consistency is very high that is the bad fat and is difficult to break overcomes the HDL consistency that is the good fat regardless of the weight. Eating chocolate help to reduce the LDL consistency and increase the HDL which enable the body to break down fat more quickly.
5. For increase in blood flow
In a recent study conducted, 22 patients that included white chocolates in their diet food saw a rapid change in their liver health. The portal vein is the main vein in the liver which carries nutrients that have been processed from the gut. Also, it showed improvement in the portal venous flows that helped in rapid tissue recovery.
6. For diabetes
Most of the diabetic patients are also suffering from hypoglycemia, a condition where the blood sugar cannot be improved back. This happens because diabetic patients consume so many medications and hypoglycemia is its side effect. If not treated well, the patient can go into a coma. To avoid this, one should consume foods in small amounts to increase the amount of blood sugar. Chocolate comes in handy and can be the main choice for the majority of the patients.
7. For Hypertension
White chocolate contains linoleic acid substance which is very good for the blood vessels. People suffering from hypertension are recommended to consume white chocolate, because eating it will make the blood vessels more elastic and with good current. This, in turn, reduces the heart function in pumping blood and makes the heart rate more stable and decreased.
8. As antibiotic
In some of the European countries, doctors give white chocolates as dessert for patients suffering from sepsis. Sepsis is a condition of the body in which the body is invaded by several micro-organisms which reach the blood vessels and in turn spread to various places in the body. White chocolate contains good bacteria that help the body to fight with harmful bacteria invading our body.
9. Help to lose weight
It can help you lose weight. A study proved that a small piece of chocolate consumed before a meal triggers the hormones in the brain which says ‘I am full’. It helps in cutting the amount of food one latterly consumes.
10. For respiratory illness
Respiratory illness can happen to anyone with the symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath. It is rich in methylxanthine content, which is responsible for relaxing the respiratory muscles.