1. According to a study conducted at Cornell University, hot chocolate contains two times more antioxidants than red wine, three times more than green tea, and five times more than black.
2. Scientists believe that the higher the temperature of hot chocolate, the more antioxidants the body receives.
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3. Hot chocolate contains substances that are used to treat internal hemorrhages, albuminuria (presence of albumin in the urine indicates kidney disease) and diabetes.
4. Although conventional tile chocolate is also rich in antioxidants, its health benefits can be offset due to the presence of saturated fats. Hot chocolate generally contains much less fat per serving compared with 8 grams of fat in a standard chocolate bar.
5. Flavonoids, which are part of hot chocolate increases the level of nitric oxide in the body. This improves blood flow, reduces blood pressure and improves the functioning of the heart.
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6. The flavonoids in hot chocolate also help prevent the formation of blood clots.
7. According to the American Association for the advancement of science, hot chocolate increases blood flow and oxygen to the brain. And because dementia is often caused by insufficient blood flow to the brain, researchers believe that this disease can be treated with hot chocolate.