American scientists of the school of medicine Icahn in new York city have proven that by eating chocolate, people strengthen your heart. In particular, the researchers appreciate the chocolate as a product that prevents the development of heart failure.
Eating chocolate up to three tiles per month reduces the risk of developing heart failure by 13%, is the conclusion of experts in The Independent. In favor of this conclusion are the results of the data analysis 575 000 people.
The special value of the chocolate according to scientists is that it is a rich source of flavonoids – polyphenolic substances under the action of which cropped inflammation, as well as increased levels of “good” cholesterol in the blood. Flavonoids also stimulate the production of nitric oxide, that dilates blood vessels and improves blood circulation.
The most beneficial for the heart, according to experts, is dark chocolate – it has a high amount of flavonoids with the lowest among of chocolate sugar content. But even dark chocolate the researchers do not suggest a day – this product is full of fat and calories.
“Chocolate’s only useful in the case that will be used from time to time. Daily consumption of chocolate increases the likelihood of heart failure by 17%,” noted the authors.
Earlier Magicforum wrote about the fact that there are fatty foods that have the ability to improve heart function.