O chocolate It's a temptation hard to resist. With unparalleled taste and texture, the treat is mouthwatering. In addition to satisfying the taste buds of candy lovers, consuming chocolate can also relieve anxiety, especially on PMS days.
For these and other reasons, chocolate remains the most desired candy by women and one of the enemies of diets. The fact is that there are several Myths and Truths About Chocolate and to eat without blame, it is worth knowing what is true or not about this delight.
Chocolate gives pimples
Myth. There is no scientific study to prove the relationship between chocolate consumption and the appearance of pimples. In fact the problem is more related to genetic factors and hormonal imbalances.
Chocolate gives migraine
Myth. Headache and chocolate intake are isolated factors. However, sensitive people may suffer from migraines because chocolate has phenylethylamine and caffeine in its composition, two substances that are related to headache.
Eating chocolate is good for your health
Truth. Although caloric, chocolate contains vitamins A, B, C, D and E, calcium and minerals such as iron and phosphorus. In addition, it has a high concentration of flavonoids, which are aging-retarding antioxidants that help lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels in the blood.
Dark chocolate is the most suitable because it has a higher concentration of flavonoids, while milk chocolate and white chocolate are the least recommended due to saturated fats.
Myth. Contrary to popular belief, chocolate is not addictive or addictive. There is no addictive substance, what happens is that the candy stimulates the production of substances that promote well-being and make us always want to consume chocolate.
Chocolate relieves PMS
Truth. This is because chocolate stimulates feelings of pleasure, well-being and makes our body release serotonin, a substance that can be considered the "happiness hormone". In addition, the large amount of sugar gives a lot of energy and reduces tiredness. These are very helpful benefits in those days of anxiety, irritation and other PMS symptoms that move women every month.
Diet chocolate fattening
Truth. Diet chocolate is as fattening as normal. To compensate for the lack of sugar, this type of chocolate has more fat than normal chocolate and can be even more caloric. The diet version of chocolate is intended for diabetics only. Therefore, it is no use exchanging traditional chocolate for diet in order to lose weight, the ideal is to consume in moderation.
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