(ORDO NEWS) — Scientists from Harvard University conducted a new study and found that if you consume natural dark chocolate on a regular basis, then you can easily reduce the risk of death from diseases of the cardiovascular system. Also, this product helps to protect the body from the development of malignant neoplasms.
Scientists have been trying for a long time to find a certain secret of longevity, and some time ago they made conclusions that human behavior and genetic factors affect life expectancy.
But if a certain product is present in a person’s diet, then this will significantly prolong life and even overcome a genetic predisposition to certain diseases, death at an early age.
Experts consider dark chocolate to be such a product, because it contains a huge amount of flavonoids, which are wonderful antioxidants. With their help, you can normalize blood pressure, as well as avoid the risk of developing many pathologies.
It should be noted that the higher the concentration of cocoa in the product, the more it will contain active substances that are beneficial to the human body.
The researchers conducted an experiment and found that people who regularly consumed three bars of dark chocolate every month had a lower risk of premature death by about 36%. On average, they lived one year longer than those who did not have chocolate in their diets.
Scientists also note that the product helps reduce inflammation in the body, as well as insulin resistance.
Many people know that dark chocolate has anti-inflammatory properties and has a positive effect not only on health, but also on the functioning of the brain.
With its help, you can improve memory, improve concentration of attention, and reduce reaction time. These effects can also be achieved with the help of flavonoids present in dark chocolate.
Zinc helps to improve the effect of chocolate. Thanks to this combination, you can not only prolong your life, but also protect the body from the harmful effects of oxidative stress, which often causes premature aging and the development of many diseases.
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