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Does chocolate thin the blood?

If you eat a little bit of dark chocolate each day you could be reducing your chances of developing a blood clot, say researchers from Johns Hopkins University, USA. They say dark chocolate helps thin the blood, in pretty much the same way as aspirin does. Dark chocolate is healthier than plain, milk, or white chocolate varieties.

Does chocolate dilate blood vessels? Researchers say the polyphenols in dark chocolate can help the body form more nitric oxide, a compound that causes blood vessels to dilate and blood to flow more easily.

What is the healthiest dark chocolate? As noted, chocolates with a cocoa percentage of 70 or higher are the healthiest types. Bittersweet chocolate’s percentage ranges from 65 to 80 percent, making it a very viable healthy dark chocolate option.

Does chocolate have vitamin K? Vitamin K in Chocolate All kinds of chocolate, including milk and dark chocolates, contain little to no vitamin K. Chocolate is considered a low vitamin K food and can be eaten without any adverse blood-clotting effects while taking Coumadin.

Is it true that dark chocolate improves blood flow?

Is it true that dark chocolate improves blood flow? Most people feel pretty good after they eat chocolate (I know I do!), and past studies have already shown that dark chocolate does in fact improve blood flow in the body; however, little is currently known about the health benefits directly after the consumption of dark chocolate.

What foods are good to dilate blood vessels? Chocolate lovers will be thrilled to find out that dark chocolate is purported to be an excellent food for strengthening the heart and increasing blood flow by way of dilating the vessels, suggests UCSF Bio-Medicine.

What happens to your body when you eat dark chocolate? “After eating the dark chocolate, [the participants] walked an average 11 percent farther,” study author Lorenzo Loffredo of Sapienza University of Rome tells The Salt in an email. And yes, he says they were surprised by the findings. He and his colleagues observed improved blood flow among the participants who ate the dark chocolate.

How does dark chocolate, not milk chocolate, may help? The researchers say the polyphenols in dark chocolate can help reduce oxidative stress and help the body form more nitric oxide, a compound that causes blood vessels to dilate. Interestingly, as I reported a few years back, there’s another kind of intervention that leads to a similar effect: meditation.