|Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate|
and Why Its a Probiotic Food
Infographic from Gut Health Project
Dark chocolate that is made from raw cacao or cocoa butter and powder is considered a superfood because it is rich in minerals, potent antioxidants, dietary fiber, and other micronutrients that are essential to optimal health.
The bioactive compounds in unprocessed dark chocolate have been researched for many diseases and conditions including cardiovascular disease, stroke, insulin resistance, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, autoimmune disease, cancer, glaucoma, cognitive function, inflammation, overweight and obesity, stress, depression, dysbiosis, infections, and premature aging.
A number of scientific studies have shown that eating unprocessed dark chocolate promotes gut health as well as cardiovascular health.
More specifically, it is thought that raw cacao is anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, cardioprotective, neuroprotective and chemoprotective and may help reduce the risks for hypertension, high cholesterol, coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, elevated fasting glucose, high triglycerides, metabolic syndrome and abdominal obesity aka belly fat.
This infographic from Gut Health Project highlights and briefly explains some of the health benefits of dark chocolate.
For more information on how to choose the right dark chocolate and why dark chocolate is so healthy, including why it is a probiotic food that promotes gut health, please visit Dark Chocolate: A Probiotic Food with Impressive Health Benefits - Gut Health Project.
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