It's well known that nature is full of miracle ingredients for our beauty routine, such as avocado, ginger, or black radish. And the good news is that there are even some highly gourmet foods that are surprisingly good for our health: this is the case with dark chocolate, which scientists around the world are crazy about and which they believe has some serious health benefits.
Dark chocolate improves concentration
Feeling a little sluggish after lunch? Allow yourself a square of dark chocolate, with a minimum of 70% cocoa. Rich in flavonoids, it is known to promote concentration... as well as providing a good dose of comfort!
Dark chocolate helps you sleep better
There are some foods you absolutely want to avoid in the evening before going to bed. Let's be clear: dark chocolate is not one of them. Just like pistachios. Better still, it's advisable to eat a few squares (not the whole bar, mind you) after dinner. Packed with tryptophan and magnesium, which stimulate the production of serotonin (the neurotransmitter involved in the secretion of melatonin, aka the sleep hormone), it makes it easier to fall asleep and thus promotes restful sleep.
Dark chocolate improves physical fitness
Potassium, iron, phosphorus, calcium, and sodium are all minerals contained in dark chocolate that make it a powerful stimulant. The most beneficial? Magnesium (again) which is particularly helpful in the fight against cramps. So before or after a short jog, it's never a bad idea!