Chocolate has earned its popularity over the decades owing to its unique, rich and delectable taste. Millions enjoy consuming this irresistible snack every day but some might feel extremely guilty after consumption. Are you one of them? The next time you bite on a piece of chocolate, you may not have to feel so guilty about it. Despite its bad reputation for causing weight gain, it may possess some health benefits that are beneficial for you. Here are some key benefits about chocolate consumption!
Eat Less Salt
It’s a no-brainer that eating too much salt is detrimental to health, but many don’t realise salt comes in many hidden forms, including processed and prepared foods. The National Health and Morbidity Survey in 2015 found that nearly one in three adult Malaysians are suffering from high blood pressure (hypertension). These observations are attributed to poor eating habits, lack of exercise, cigarette smoking and lack of adequate rest. In conjunction with World Salt Awareness Week 2018, Biogreen is giving you some DO’S and DON’TS tips to cut down your salt consumption!
Carbs and Fats: Who is the Bad Guy?
The consensus on fats, carbohydrates and health has been under pressure for years. Public typically believe that avoiding high-fat foods helps to keep the heart healthy. However, growing evidence suggests that this recommendation needs revising and the opposite may be true. We have arranged the types of fats and carbohydrates from best to worst. Focus on getting plenty of wholegrains, limiting your intake of refined sugary foods and saturated fat and increasing your intake foods rich in poly- and mono-unsaturated fat.
Alcohol and the Human Body
In 2011, the World Health Organization estimated that there were around 2 billion people worldwide consuming alcohol beverages and 76.3 million had an alcohol use disorder. A recent study reported one in two of current drinkers in Malaysia engaged with harmful drinking pattern like binge drinking habit which is alarming.