Antioxidants in dark chocolate (chocolate black) has long been known to have significant benefits for the heart. The latest research reveals black chocolate can reduce cholesterol levels in people with diabetes mellitus.
People with diabetes often have elevated cholesterol levels. It is known that high blood cholesterol is one factor that makes a person affected by heart disease and stroke. A study by the University of Hull, found that people with diabetes who ate dark chocolate reduces cholesterol levels.
Polyphenols found in chocolate black is a factor that can lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease. Research UK scientists involved 12 people with diabetes mellitus. By a team of experts, patients were asked to consume the black chocolate rich in polyphenols for 16 weeks.
As a result, there was a slight increase in total cholesterol, with reductions in bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. “Chocolate contains kokoal should be an integral part of the consumption patterns of people with diabetes,” said Professor Steve Atkin, researchers say.
However, the body of Diabetes UK would not rush to recommend a dark brown color often chewed by diabetes. Because the fat and sugar content in chocolate can aggravate diabetes black. In other words, for people with diabetes disadvantages black chocolate actually more than good.