Most importantly: drink without sugar.
Cocoa reduces high blood pressure, improves the condition of the blood vessels, helps in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, reduces feelings of anxiety.
Cocoa beans contain flavonoids, a substance that improves the balance of blood pressure and promotes optimal blood flow to the internal organs. Due to this actively eliminated body of the unfavorable components that contributes to the improvement in the physiological and mental aspect.
German researchers at the University Hospital in Cologne found evidence that cocoa consumption lowers high blood pressure better than a cup of tea. According to experts in tea and cocoa contain polyphenols, but the cocoa component is procyanide. This kind of polyphenolic compounds is more active than tea. So that cocoa consumption for people with hypertension may not be less useful medications.
Within two weeks, German medical affairs consumed cocoa-rich foods and drinks. The control group without cocoa, taking its therapists assigned drugs against hypertension. Scientific experts have stated that the presence of cocoa in the diet has caused lower blood pressure in Gemara and medication in the other group.
"The results of the study suggest that cocoa consumption results in a decrease in the risk of strokes and heart attacks by 10-20%," – said the expert.
Does this mean you want to eat chocolate in large quantities? No It is important to note that most cocoa-containing products have high caloric value, scientists say. Drink cocoa without sugar and control fat.