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What compliments do not sound today to address dark chocolate and heart-that it protects, and the mood lifts, and cavities from not afraid of him, and lose weight with it – a pleasure. But now British scientists have questioned the benefit of this popular treat.

As the researchers note, biologically active substances, reducing blood pressure and the antioxidant in chocolate with high cocoa content does more than milk or white. However this variety is the most nutritious and most unhealthy saturated fats, which raise cholesterol levels in the blood (which, as known, a direct path to cardiovascular disease). According to estimates of the British, only 40 grams of chocolate with a cocoa content of 85% carry 227 calories and 12 grams of saturated fat – more than half of the allowable daily intake. And it almost negates all of its healing properties.

Lovers of dark chocolate British nutritionists recommend limited to one or two pieces a day. Better yet, replace it with red apples. In one such fruit contains as many antioxidants as half tiles of dark chocolate, but calories 150 less.

Comment

Lyudmila Volkova, candidate of medical science, specialist in food hygiene:

– Chocolate is created around the many legends, but in order to install it useful or harmful, there have been many scientific studies. But regardless of the conclusion nor the scientists, fans of this delicacy does not become smaller. If you compare dark bitter chocolate with its dairy counterpart, it would be preferable to the first because it contains more catechins, including theobromine, have an antioxidant and toning effect. Proanthocyanidins and copper, found in cocoa beans contribute to the regulation of regenerative processes in the skin and collagen synthesis, and soluble polysaccharides have a positive effect on the intestinal microflora. And for all these quality chocolate love so much and the kids and adults. However, it should comply with the recommendations of nutritionists who warn against excessive consumption of this high-calorie product. The chocolate is often a cause of food Allergy in children and overweight in adults.