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Anti-oxidant Chocolates and Their Utility

By:  Garret Lloyd

Since more than one billion people are lovers of chocolates, it is no wonder that large quantities of chocolates are manufactured every day. More than 50% of the total population of the world loves chocolates or something sweet. Chocolates are said to help in endomorphin secretion. It is a pleasure to have chocolates during the time of depression since it is anti-depressant and relieves depression quickly. It is also important to note that only 5% of the chocolate products are healthy. Others contain a high amount of sugar and milk rendering them harmful.

How is the anti oxidant property in chocolates beneficial for us?

The most vital function of the anti oxidant property in chocolates is due to the presence of flavonoids and cocoa. Since high amounts of these substances are present in chocolates, there are less chances of danger from free radicals.

What are free radicals?

Free radicals are those substances which cause fruits to decompose and iron to rust. These compounds are mainly responsible for aging. In order to reduce the chances of aging taking a lot of green tea was recommended by doctors at one time. Later on, however, it was discovered that apart from green teas, chocolates also contained large amounts of a special type of antioxidants called flavonoids. The presence of flavonoids helps in neutralizing the harmful effects of free radicals. Thus antioxidant chocolates are useful as anti aging substances.

What is the main cause of the production of free radicals in one's body?

The main cause of production of these aging substances or free radicals is pollution of the environment. The presence of these free radicals makes our body age faster than usual. Thus our immune system becomes weak and we become susceptible to diseases. Most of the chronic heart diseases, damages to the pulmonary tract, skin diseases and diseases of the lungs are caused by oxidation of body cells.

How can antioxidant chocolates help?

The chocolates which contain antioxidants render these free radicals harmless by reducing their production. When taken, the antioxidants in these chocolates are stored as backup reserves. When the free radicals are produced they are rendered harmless and the body is protected from the harmful effects of these radicals. While diseases such as cancer, dementia, heart diseases, blindness and low energy levels are some of the problems caused by free radicals, anti oxidant chocolates are considered to be beneficial in the production of flavonoids, which fight to prevent these diseases. According to scientific research, 3,000-5,000 units of anti oxidants are required by an adult person every day. Antioxidant chocolates contain a lot of these anti-oxidizing substances.

Thus antioxidant chocolates form one of the best ways of maintaining a healthy immunity and preventing the body from aging at a rapid rate.