The latest research results say that eating dark chocolate (without milk chocolate) can promote blood circulation, the body is very good. It's a good news for those who love chocolate.
Greek scientists say they have for the first time confirmed that the chocolate has the effect of improving vascular function, it can promote blood vessels to prevent the formation of thrombosis.
At the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology, Dr. Vladimos of the Athens School of Medicine said that eating 100 grams of dark chocolate can improve the blood function of healthy young people for at least three consecutive hours.
Dark chocolate protects the heart because of the high levels of natural antioxidants called flavonoids, which researchers have learned earlier.
However, the latest study has revealed the mechanism by which flavonoids protect blood vessels and how it makes blood vessels free from free radical damage. Free radicals are an unstable oxide.
A total of 17 volunteers participated in the survey of Greek scientists, some of whom eat 100 grams of dark chocolate, others eat no chocolate alternative food, the next day the two groups of people to exchange food.
The study found that those who eat dark chocolate, their vascular endothelial function are improved, but do not eat dark chocolate that group did not improve. The endothelium is a thin layer of membrane that covers the inner surface of the blood vessel.
Last year, an Italian and British team of scientists found that ordinary tasteless chocolate could increase the level of antioxidants in the blood by nearly 20%, but milk chocolate did not have this effect. They think that probably because the milk interferes with the body's process of absorbing chocolate.