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By- Md. Mojahid Raza
Chocolates are indeed a sinful indulgence. There is not a single soul who does not savour chocolates which come in different forms and sizes. However, alike other things, chocolates too have a flipside and it is a generic belief that its excessive consumption may lead to an abrupt increase in body weight and body fats.
Recently, studies have revealed that dark chocolates possess multifarious good qualities and can help one achieve a killer shape by getting rid of the extra fab. Here are 5 ways in which dark chocolates prove crucial in reducing body weight.
- Significantly reduces the cravings
Dark Chocolates help in reducing cravings in a more nutritious and beneficial manner. A little sweet treat of dark chocolates occasionally can help in keeping a check on sudden sweet cravings which has no significant impact on the individual diet or weight maintenance regime.
- Reduces Body Fats
According to the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, flavanols (plant-based nutrients) that exist in dark chocolate helps in lowering blood sugar level and decreases body fat.
- Controls Apetite
When we eat foods containing sugar, our body can become resistant to insulin. This makes our body produce more ghrelin, a hormone that increases your appetite. Dark chocolate, on the other hand, inhibits insulin resistance and reduced ghrelin levels, thereby controlling apetite.
- Stress Reduction
Too much stress can induce weight gain as it causes our cortisol levels to spike and increases our appetite. One often tends to overeat when in stress. Eating small amounts of dark chocolate can help one relax, according to a study published in the Journal of Proteome Research. Eating dark chocolate increases serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain, which helps alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety.
- Boost To Exercises
The anti-inflammatory constituents in chocolate, along with its generous supply of magnesium, help in reducing body pain caused by fatigue and physical exhaustion. This is a great boon for physical activities and exercises.