Chocolate has been used for thousands of years as a natural medicine. In it's raw form it is the highest antioxidant superfood ...
This is music to chocoholics ears....Dark chocolate has medicinal properties and what we know that has been reported is dark chocolate helps your heart health, promotes weight loss, helps keep blood sugars in diabetics stable and reduces the chance for diabetes, improves mood, improves cognitive function, helps to protect the skin from UV damage, promotes and increases energy levels and aids in reducing inflammation inside the body.
There is sufficient evidence in the science and medical world showing that diets rich in phytochemicals contributes to the reduction of oxidative stress and free radical damage that leads to certain types of cancers, heart diseases and neurodgenerative diseases.
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.
Most of the chocolates you know about and have learned to love have been sweetened with sugar to help take the bitterness out of the cacao. Refined white sugar, although it is sweet, poses many adverse health problems.