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The results of a study conducted in Portugal confirm that moderate consumption of chocolate is very beneficial for stabilizing blood pressure and improving heart health.
This product has the ability to expand the walls of blood vessels and helps normalize blood pressure, scientists say. Portuguese researchers conducted an experiment with the participation of 30 healthy young people aged 18 to 27 years. They were divided into two groups, and participants in each received chocolate every day for 30 days.
In the first, people ate 20 grams of chocolate with a concentration of cocoa beans of about 55%, in the second — 20 grams of product with a cocoa content of 90%. As a result, all participants showed positive changes in blood vessels, but they were especially significant in those who ate chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa.
After a month of consumption, they recorded a significant decrease in systolic pressure and improvement in elasticity arteries. Scientists explain that the healing effect of chocolate on the heart and blood vessels is provided by flavonoid substances.
To stabilize blood pressure, they recommend regularly consuming up to 25 grams of chocolate per day, preferably dark.
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