Easter eggs: good for your heart

“Happy Easter!”, it’s almost time. Get together with family, have brunch and don’t forget: eating chocolate Easter eggs. But we don’t just eat chocolate eggs during the Easter weekend itself. They have been in the store for weeks now. Here they are a temptation for everyone. And especially for people who are consciously engaged in eating and/or exercising. The colored calorie bombs are up for grabs at receptions, in offices, at the cash register and in far too many other places. The question is, are they really that unhealthy? Or do you not necessarily have to resist the temptation? It seems that dark chocolate is not so bad after all. That makes you happy!

Healthy food as a treatment

We already knew that healthy food is good for you. Research has even shown that healthy eating can help treat high blood pressure, diabetes or cardiovascular disease. For example, it appears that a healthy diet can have a positive influence and delay the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases. This means that eating a lot of fruit and vegetables, for example, could ensure that you only have to deal with cardiovascular disease at a later age.

Study on chocolate

But chocolate is not a healthy food, is it? Well, nothing seems less true. For example, a study shows that chocolate has a positive can affect your health. Eating dark chocolate improves glucose metabolism and lowers blood pressure. While this is not the case after eating white chocolate. This is because dark chocolate contains relatively many flavonoids. Unfortunately, it is not yet clear exactly how these substances have a positive effect on our body. However, other studies on tea and wine, which also contain a lot of flavonoids, show that drinking these products has positive effects on our circulatory system and blood pressure. This confirms the idea that eating dark chocolate can have a positive effect on the delayed occurrence of cardiovascular diseases, for example. In this way, eating dark chocolate could make a positive contribution to your health!

So we can eat unlimited dark chocolate?

Can we eat dark chocolate eggs carefree at Easter? Unfortunately not. More research and evidence are needed to really state that dark chocolate is healthy. In addition, in addition to flavonoids, there are also unhealthy substances in chocolate, such as large amounts of sugar. In conclusion, it appears once again that nutrition plays a major role in our health. It is always important to maintain a proper nutritional balance. This is different for everyone, because your genetic predisposition partly determines which nutrients are good for you to consume and which you should avoid. Are you curious about your ideal distribution of fat, protein and carbohydrates based on your DNA? Our personal nutritional advice report provides insight into the optimal nutritional balance as the basis for a targeted diet. OmniYou Nutrition is available on our website.

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