Liverpool: Among the many health benefits of chocolate, another benefit has now emerged that can benefit people between the ages of 40 and 50 in particular. If such women and men eat dark chocolate before exercise or jogging, it immediately increases blood flow and facilitates physical exertion.
A survey has shown that cocoa powder (an important ingredient in chocolate) does the same thing. It contains cocoa flavonols, which not only increase blood flow but also prevent blood clots and memory loss.
In this regard, Liverpool Hope University and Liverpool John Morris University have tested flavonoids supplements on people between the ages of 40 and 60. The report concludes that the main ingredient in chocolate is cocoa flavonoids and that regular consumption increases the body’s supply of oxygen.
Professor Simon Marwood, who is involved in the research, says that when we ask people to get up from their sofas and show some activity, at first their breath swells and they find it difficult to get even light exercise. Chocolate plays an important role in this regard. Eating chocolate increases blood flow and oxygen supply, which can make exercise easier.
Experts also say that in middle age, the supply of oxygen to every part of the body slows down and this also makes it difficult for the muscles to move. That’s why middle-aged women and men find it harder to exercise than young people.
This included many middle-aged men and women whose average age was 45 years. He was trained to exercise less than two hours a week. Participants were either given 400 mg of cocoa or given a fake drug, which was continued for seven days.
The participants were then given oxygen penetration and breathing exercises. In this regard, those who ate cocoa began to exercise better and had better oxygen levels. But experts say that flavonols are found not only in chocolate but also in green tea, fruits and vegetables. They are also antioxidants and reduce the body’s internal inflammation.
Experts insist that a supplement of 400 mg of flavonols one hour before exercise will be very useful.
Earlier, another study found that the flavonols in dark chocolate reduce stress and improve health. They also increase the blood supply to the brain.