An experiment on mice conducted within the walls of the University of California, presented evidence that components of dark chocolate slow the aging process.
These substances suppressed the intensity of oxidative and inflammatory processes in the body and also reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, the authors found work.
Under scientific experiments, the animals received the dietary flavonoid epicatechin is a compound that is rich in dark chocolate. As a result, rodents markedly improved memory function, as well as several times to reduce the level of anxiety, which in turn was associated with a decrease in markers of oxidative stress and inflammation of the nervous tissue.
“Dark chocolate can reduce triglycerides and increase insulin sensitivity. In addition, he has shown the ability to fight systemic inflammation,” stated the final analysis of California specialists.
Note that previously, scientists have called for to declare a dark chocolate product, a must for daily use. According to some experts, the degree of their potential health this product surpasses even fruit.
According to them, a compound in cocoa, which is prepared from dark chocolate, stimulate growth of skin cells and contribute to wrinkles. In addition, cocoa strengthens blood vessels and improves blood circulation of heart and brain.
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