Chocolate history starts out in Latin America, where cacao trees grow wild. The first people to use it were probably the Olmec of what is today southeast Mexico. Now in today’s era it is estimated that approximately 1 billion people eat it every day. It means 9 out of 10 people love chocolates. It is the most popular confectionery flavor worldwide. We love and enjoy it in all its variety and forms, but just how much do we know about it? So here are 7 interesting facts about chocolate which you probably don’t know.
1-Eating dark chocolate daily reduces the chances of heart attack:
One of the healthiest facts about chocolate is that it reduces the chance of heart attack. The USDA published a chart of antioxidant foods measured in ORACs (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity Units). For every 100 grams, dark chocolates have 13,120 ORACs. Antioxidant-rich diets have been linked to a lowered risk of heart attacks, stroke, cardiovascular disease, cancer, high blood pressure, cholesterol problems, arthritis, asthma, Alzheimer’s and more. So it stands to reason that if it is chock full of antioxidants, it’s actually good for you.[fbcomments]