Clinical evidence through blood tests has shown that most patients who suffer from depression have very low Omega-3′s in their systems. The average person only receives 130mg per day but the recommended amount is 650mg per day. When you don’t give your brain the nutrients it needs to make healthy cells your entire system is at risk for many forms of depression.
Raw, cold pressed Gourmet Healthy Chocolates contain many vitamins and minerals that are high in antioxidants as well as flavanoids. Exactly what makes gourmet healthy chocolate healthy, and what’s the big deal anyway? Learn just how healthy these chocolate are for you.
Did you know that chocolate contains several minerals and vitamins? Dark chocolate is higher in cacao content and contains magnesium which helps muscles relax, aids nerve conduction and energy production as well as bone and teeth development.
Prevention of oxidative stress and free radical damage to DNA is an area that science has been studying. One of the most harmful free radicals that exist in the human body is the ‘hydroxyl radical’. Left unattended this radical seeks and destroys cell tissue and molecules.
Omega 3 fatty acids play a key role in healthy cell development. Without Omega’s in your daily diet you are not feeding your brain and contributes to producing rigid cell walls during their development. Omega’s have been proven to help bring the brain back into balance and have been used to help treat Bi-polar and depression.
Diets that are rich in fruits and vegetables, high antioxidants, help the body to neutralize oxidative stress and free radical damage to the cells in your body. Our bodies produce antioxidants naturally but as we age our bodies stop making their own and it is imperative that we get them from our diets. Without antioxidants the body endures continuous cell damage opening the door to chronic illness and other ‘age related’ diseases.
Studies have shown that individuals who have been pro-active to ingest more probiotics are not only helping their digestive system but have also become healthier because probiotics stimulate the immune system.
The study by Johns Hopkins gives hope to human stroke victims and preventing brain damage because it shows that epicatechin shields nerve cells. This research also shows promise to possibly protect against neurological degenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s and other age related disorders.
Inflammation in the body is something we cannot readily see yet it is responsible for a multitude of ailments. A high carbohydrate diet with little protein is directly linked to inflammation and also related to a high intake of sugar.
Chocolate that is rich in flavanols has been shown to reduce inflammation particularly in patients with atherosclerosis (a buildup of fatty deposits inside the artery walls aka cholesterol) and chronic heart failure.