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Are there health benefits to consuming chocolate?

Are there health benefits to consuming chocolate?

Chocolate is a delicious treat enjoyed by many people around the world. Here are some potential health benefits of chocolate:

    • Antioxidants: Chocolate contains flavonoids, which are antioxidants that may help protect against cell damage caused by free radicals.

    • Improved heart health: Studies have found that consuming chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, may help improve heart health by reducing blood pressure and improving blood flow.
    • Reduced inflammation: The flavonoids in chocolate may help reduce inflammation in the body, which can contribute to a variety of health conditions.

    • Improved brain function: Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, which can help improve focus and concentration. Additionally, studies have found that consuming chocolate may help improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression.

    • Reduced risk of stroke: A study published in the journal Heart found that consuming chocolate on a regular basis was associated with a lower risk of stroke.

    It's important to note that the potential health benefits of chocolate depend on the type and amount of chocolate consumed. Dark chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa solids is generally considered to be the healthiest option. Additionally, chocolate is high in calories and sugar, so it should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

    All Zen CBD dark chocolate products are Vegan certified and contain 55% minimum cocoa solids.  We only use the finest chocolate which is immediately noticeable when consuming.  Additionally we never use any unnatural colours or flavours and all our chocolate products are gluten free, palm oil free, non GMO and made using Fairtrade certified Cocoa!

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