ate dark chocolate more than five times per week had a 57% lower risk of heart disease. This is believed to occur due to the effect on blood pressure and cholesterol.
2. Lower Blood Pressure
Flavanols stimulate the cells in the walls of your arteries to produce nitric oxide which helps the arteries to relax, improve blood flow, and lower blood pressure. This ultimately reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke.
3. Improve Cholesterol Profile
Polyphenols and theobromine (a chemical similar to caffeine) found in dark chocolate lower the bad cholesterol, LDL and raise good cholesterol, HDL. These compounds also reduce the amount of LDL which is oxidized. Overall, this reduces the amount of plaque buildup in your arteries.
4. Reduce Your Risk Of Cancer
The antioxidants in dark chocolate also protect your cells from free radical damage. Free radicals lead to