Noted Neurosurgeon Loves Dark Chocolate and Eats It Everyday
DR. JOSEPH MAROON LOVES DARK CHOCOLATE AND EATS IT EVERYDAY. In his book, The Longevity Factor, he explains the reasons we should include it in our diet and the benefits of the inherent qualities that are found in dark chocolate.
Made from the seeds of the cocoa tree, its delicious taste and its recognized nutritional and restorative properties led it to be called “the food of the gods”.
Modern chemistry has discovered powerful polyphenols in cocoa seeds. "Laboratory studies and hundreds of human clinical trials using dark chocolate as a source of concentrated flavonols, a specific kind of polyphenol, have shown effects similar to those of wine and green tea."
'They include the following:
- Acts as a powerful antioxidant
- Reduces atherosclerosis
- Reduces blood clotting
- Improves blood flow
- Acts as an antihypertensive
- Positively affects blood sugar
- Is good for skin
- Enhances mood and may function as an antidepressant'
He concludes that “it seems almost too good to be true that something so delicious can have such remarkable health benefits.”
Dr. Maroon has written a number of papers and books. His book The Longevity Factor is available at The Longevity Factor