Stress often starts in the gut. Now, social distancing has made our daily lives much more restricted. The global pandemic has amplified our emotions, and more people are experiencing some sort of anxiety, stress, and even depression. With the uncertainty taking its toll on our mental health, science can help us look on the brighter side.

Research till now has helped us understand that we can influence the state of our mind and Immune system support by caring for the state of our gut.

The incredible ability of our resident gut microbes to communicate directly with the brain via the gut-brain axis allows us to modulate and influence our psychological well-being. In addition to eating a diverse plant-based diet, there are some specific Dark Chocolate considerations for boosting mental wellbeing –which we can integrate today!

Everyone's body is different and certain foods have an impact on gut health more often than others. Dark chocolate has more than 70% cacao in it, contains high amounts of nutrients that are important to the body. Scientists who took a closer look at dark chocolate found that it’s actually good for the health especially when eaten in moderate amounts. Among the health benefits linked to this food include:

It’s good for your brain

Dark chocolate is found to increase the amount of blood flowing to the brain including the heart which can result in better cognitive abilities. There are also several compounds in dark chocolate like the PEA or phenylethylamine which can boost one’s mood and cognitive function.

It can raise your HDL levels

Another health benefit is that it can increase your HDL or good cholesterol levels while reducing LDL or bad cholesterol. The antioxidants present in dark chocolate prevent oxidation from occurring which means that your cells won’t be damaged at all.

It can protect you against the sun

As much as we would like to soak up the sun, too much exposure to the UV rays being emitted by the sun can cause skin damage which eating dark chocolate can protect you from. The flavonols in dark chocolate are the ones protecting your skin against dryness and dehydration. This means that you won’t have to worry about rapid skin aging or dry, cracked skin when exposed to the sun too much.

It has a lot of essential nutrients in it

Dark chocolate also has several important nutrients in it such as potassium to prevent cardiovascular problems, magnesium to combat type 2 diabetes, iron to reduce your risk of suffering from anemia, and copper, which also aids in preventing heart problems like stroke.

It has plenty of antioxidants

Our body is often subjected to harsh environments where we can pick up toxins not just from the food that we eat but from the air that we breathe and what our skin can absorb. Unfortunately, these toxins can wreak havoc to our skin as well as our health. The antioxidants found in dark chocolate are found to be quite effective in destroying free radicals from the body which means that there is less risk of suffering from the effects of having too many toxins in our system.

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