Horray, there are antioxidants in chocolate! This means we have an excuse to eat chocolate more. To further promote this concept of why we need to eat chocolate, we need to know the health benefits, or more precisely, the antioxidant type benefits that chocolate can have towards our bodies.
Benefit #1: Helps Fight Diseases
The antioxidants in chocolate can help fight diseases and conditions such as:
- heart disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- some cancers
- some arthritis conditions.
Benefit #2: Helps Fight General Aging
The antioxidants in chocolate can help fight the symptoms of general aging. This can include memory loss and even help the skin to appear smoother.
Benefit #3: Helps Keep from Developing Cataracts
The antioxidants in chocolate can help keep one from developing cataracts (a condition that can lead to blindness, if left untreated).
Benefit #4: Helps to Build the Immune System
The antioxidants in chocolate can help build one’s immune system. A stronger immune system can help a person fight off diseases from the common cold to more potent and life threatening conditions.
Benefit #5: Helps One Feel Better
Eating chocolate just seems to help improve one’s overall mood. Does it really matter if this is due to the antioxidants in chocolate or its natural taste?
Other Rich Foods in Antioxidants
If you become sick of chocolate and still are looking for some foods to eat (that are filled with antioxidants), you may consider some other food choices such as:
- red cabbage
- pomegranate fruit
- pinto beans
As for drinks, if you ever get tired of chocolate drinks, such as cocoa and chocolate milk (yes, low fat counts), you could try drinking a glass of red wine. Red wine is loaded with antioxidants.
Why not enjoy the benefits of antioxidants in chocolate today? Remember, most dark chocolates are also vegan friendly.