Chocolate is one of those foods that so many enjoy for the taste but loathe for the health effects. However, not everything is usually so black and white when it comes to food and health. Many foods that are thought of as unhealthy could be healthy and healthy foods can be unhealthy. It all depends on what situation you are in and your health status. This is also true for the almighty chocolate as well.
What is chocolate?
Chocolate comes from the seeds of the cacao pod which of course grows on the cacao tree. These trees are native to Central America and their rainforests where they have grown for hundreds and hundreds of years. Although it is not known for sure the leading theory is that this food was cultivated by the Olmecs and Maya people about 2,500 years ago.
So the general rule is that the purer and darker the chocolate the greater it is for your health. Chocolate contains a good mix of minerals such a Zinc, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Copper. It has also been shown to give cardiovascular support by lowering bad cholesterol levels and consequently lowering blood pressure. However, chocolate is very high in calories so it is a good idea to enjoy it in moderation as most things in this world.
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