Chocolate has both positive and negative effects
The media emphasize the inviting effects of chocolate, especially dark chocolate with more than 70% cocoa powder. However, doctors say that chocolate has some negative qualities.
100 grams of chocolate has about 500 calories, 8 grams of protein, 60 grams of carbohydrates, 30 grams of fat and small amounts of calcium and iron.
Black or dark chocolate contains flavonoids, a group of antioxidants (which have a positive effect on the circulatory system, protect against cancer and reduce bad LDL cholesterol, which is otherwise associated with heart disease).
Some recent research suggests that dark chocolate (with over 70% cocoa) may have a positive effect on lowering blood pressure, but no research has proven long-term effectiveness.
The human body cannot tolerate large quantities of unprocessed cocoa – this is the prevailing opinion among experts. http://www.kras.hr
One could eat 100 g of dark chocolate daily for a therapeutic effect
With this amount, 500 calories would be introduced into the body (and 500 calories is roughly a quarter of the recommended daily intake) and over 30% fat.
That’s why it’s okay to occasionally consume a little chocolate, but for better functioning of the heart and circulatory system, you should still choose more effective therapies/medications.