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Benefits of Cocoa that will help you in keeping a track of your Caffeine intake

by Tanvi Vohra, Friday, July 13, 2018

Cocoa, the brown coloured power that many of us are quite addicted to, can work wonders for our health. Cocoa helps us in getting relief from high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, cholesterol and many other neurodegenerative diseases. Surprisingly, many experts even believe that it is one of the best medical foods available for our health.

December 13 is the National Cocoa Day

The cocoa tree is as high as 12-25 feet tall and is naturally grown among tropic climates. Cocoa is rich in minerals like calcium, copper, iron and many more. Cocoa is like a beautiful pleasure for our taste buds that has additional benefit on our health. Let’s check out one of the major reasons for you to consume cocoa once in a day.

Antioxidant Properties

A detailed research proved that cocoa to an extent is more beneficial than green tea, black tea and red vine. The antioxidants in cocoa help in neutralizing oxygen-based free radicals that are present in our body.

Treats Diabetes

The consumption of cocoa powder has proved to be effective in improving the insulin level in our body, which in turn aids the sugar levels. The experts have even confirmed the fact that cocoa can treat long term diabetes complications like diabetic nephrotoxicity.

Manages Obesity

A study has shown that cocoa is successful in preventing obesity caused by high fat diets. The intake of caffeine helps in reducing the synthesis and transport of fatty acids. Also, it helps in improving thermo genesis, a mechanism that helps in the production of heat in liver and white tissues.

Improves Brain Health

Scientists suggest that cocoa helps in healthy brain functioning as it affects our memory and learning functions. The consumption of cocoa based products helps in enhancing the flow of blood to the brain and is thus successful in curing any vascular disorders.

Speeds up Healing

Cocoa has been used to make natural medical products as it has wound-healing properties. The cocoa extract helps prevents the growth of any infections in the body. If it is consumed with the appropriate medicine, it can eradicate the bacteria present in the body.

Cocoa has been treasure around the World because of its properties. Stay tuned for more Health and Lifestyle updates.

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