Chocolate can be a natural sunscreen
Chocolate was not only delicious to the tongue but also beneficial to the skin. According to a study of chocolate containing high flavanol compounds can provide skin protection from the sun.
Kokoanya high levels of chocolate, dark chocolate for example, typically contain high antioxidant flavonoids that have been known to protect against heart disease.
Since a long time or a flavonoid that belongs to flavanol dark chocolate has gained recognition as an antioxidant capable. In a 1.5 ounce dark chocolate bar contains 800 mg of antioxidants, about the same amount of antioxidants contained in a cup of black tea or red wine.
The study, published in the Journal of Nutrition reported the results of research conducted on a group of women who ate chocolate contains 326 mg of high-flavanol cocoa for 12 weeks. The result is the level of their sensitivity to the sun is much reduced. Another benefit is the blood flow more smoothly and increase skin hydration so skin does not easily dry.
But you have to be careful in choosing the type of chocolate. Should choose the product that is high cocoa content. A lot of chocolate on the market generally contain sugar, milk and other ingredients so it tastes better. This kind of chocolate can increase calories if consumed in large quantities.