Chocolate: I can't do without it when I make my sweet recipes. I prefer dark chocolate with 70% of cocoa. Besides being an irresistible treat, chocolate can also affect our health in a positive way because it has lots of properties.
- It can reduce the risk of heart diseases thanks to some antioxidants, the flavonols, which help maintain the elasticity of blood vessels.
- Tryptophan and serotonin: these are two substances which have a positive effect on our mood and behavior.
Which chocolate should we eat and how much? You'd have to consume 10g of chocolate per day of 72% dark chocolate. Milk and white chocolate, on the other hand, should be eaten with parsimony.