Chocolate damage


  • 1 chocolate
  • 2 Chocolate damage
  • 3 chocolate sensitivity
  • 4 benefits of chocolate
  • 5 History of Chocolate
  • 6 chocolate money video
  • 7 References


Chocolate (English: Chocolate) is one of the food products known for its delicious taste, distinctive flavor, high nutritional value, and ease of digestion. Chocolate is made from the cocoa tree and its scientific name (Cocoa Theobroma), which is of tropical trees evergreen, reaching a height of seven and a half meters And it has broad leaves, and chocolate is made from cocoa seed powder after roasting to rid it of moisture, and sugar is added to it, and some food and flavorings, such as: almonds, hazelnuts , and nuts, and there are several types of chocolate, such as milk chocolate, and sweetened chocolate. And half of the sweetened, bitter chocolate, and it is mentioned that the first cocoa tree was planted by the Mayan people, and they are one of the peoples of the American Indians in Central America, and from them came the words cocoa and chocolate. [1] [2]

Chocolate damage

  • Chocolate contains a large amount of sugar, which increases calories in it. [3]
  • Causes tooth decay. [3]
  • Some research indicates that chocolate may decrease bone density and strength, which increases the risk of osteoporosis . [3]
  • Some suffer from constipation after eating chocolate, and although there are no studies confirming this, it is known that chocolate contains caffeine , which can reduce the amount of water in the intestine, which causes constipation. [4]
  • Eating chocolate increases the symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux, because chocolate contains acid cocoa powder, which relaxes the sphincter that separates the stomach and esophagus, which leads to acid reaching the esophagus, burning sensation, and chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, which may It further exacerbates symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux. [5]
  • Chocolate contains caffeine, which can cause addiction, so sudden cessation of caffeine may lead to some symptoms, such as: headache, irritation, nervousness, anxiety, and dizziness. [6]
  • Chocolate may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with some drugs such as aspirin and anticoagulants, such as warfarin. [6]
  • Eating chocolate may cause acne and increase symptoms of skin allergy. [6]
  • It causes bloating, cramping in infants. [6]
  • It may increase symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, irritability, nervousness, and kidney damage. [6]
  • It increases problems related to sleep disorders. [6]
  • May cause migraines . [6]
  • Eating large quantities of chocolate during pregnancy and breastfeeding may lead to an increased risk of premature birth, low birth weight, and miscarriage. Chocolate also contains compounds that can cause birth defects. [6]
  • Chocolate contains a large amount of sugar necessary for the growth and reproduction of the herpes virus, so people with this virus should avoid eating chocolate. [7]
  • Chocolate contains a high content of oxalate, which increases the amount of uric acid in the urine, which increases the possibility of kidney stones. [8]

Chocolate allergy

Some people suffer from the sensitivity of chocolate, or one of its components, such as cocoa, milk, or nuts. So when eating chocolate, the immune system responds by secreting chemicals like histamine into the bloodstream. These substances affect some parts of the body such as: eyes, lungs, and throat. , The digestive system, the nose, and the skin, and the doctor may advise you to refrain from eating chocolate, or reduce it, depending on the severity of the condition, and in the case of severe allergies, doctors advise the patient to carry an automated injector that provides a dose of the adrenaline hormone to stop the allergic reaction, and symptoms of chocolate allergy are what the following: [ ]
  • Shortness of breath, and wheezing.
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Diarrhea, vomiting.
  • Stomach cramps.
  • Beehives ( hives ).
  • Abdominal distension and pain.

Benefits of chocolate

  • Eating a little dark chocolate daily can reduce the risk of death from heart attacks by 50%, thanks to the flavonols that inhibit platelet aggregation in the blood. [10]
  • Reduces blood pressure and lowers insulin resistance, which reduces the risk of developing diabetes . [10]
  • It increases the ability of blood vessels to relax (diastole), and improves arterial blood flow. [10]
  • A study indicated that chocolate may enhance the work of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, which help to regulate mood, sleep, and reduce chronic fatigue syndrome. [10]
  • A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition indicated that eating chocolate in moderation improves liver enzyme levels , compared to those who did not take it. [11]
  • Eating chocolate regularly improves brain performance, and enhances verbal memory , visual-spatial memory, organization, and thinking. [12]
  • Some preliminary studies have indicated potential benefits of chocolate, but more research is needed to demonstrate these benefits, including:
    • Dark chocolate reduces blood pressure in the liver veins and reduces the risk of cirrhosis . [6]
    • Chocolate is useful for elderly people living in nursing homes. [6]
    • Using a mouthwash made with cocoa product reduces bacteria in the mouth for children. [6]
    • Eating chocolate can protect the skin from sun damage, because it contains flavonoids. [6]
    • Cocoa butter may help treat burn scars . [6]
    • Drinking two cups of hot chocolate a day can enhance brain health and reduce memory retreat in the elderly, according to scientists at Harvard Medical School, and cocoa extract can slow the cognitive decline of people with Alzheimer's disease. [3]
    • A study by Canadian scientists indicates that eating chocolate reduces the risk of strokes by approximately (22%), and reduces the death rate in stroke patients (46%). [3]
    • A pregnant woman ate 30 grams of chocolate every day during pregnancy, promoting the growth and development of the fetus, according to a study presented at a meeting of the Society for Maternity and Fetal Medicine in Atlanta in 2016. [3]
    • Eating dark chocolate may improve athletes' abilities during fitness training, according to research published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. [3]

Chocolate history

The Indians used cocoa beans to make a cold drink without sugar, and they added cinnamon and pepper to it, and they called it cacahuatl, meaning the drink of the gods. ), After that Hernán Cortez transported chocolate syrup to Spain, and was known as a drink for the Spanish tiles and its guests, and in the late eighteenth century cocoa butter production and cocoa powder production was reached, and in 1875 milk solid chocolate bars were made by Swiss Daniel Peter, In 1879 he made a recommendation For Rudolf Lint in Switzerland to manufacture well-known chocolate, the chocolate industry has three stages: heating, cooling, and packaging.

Chocolate contains stimulant caffeine, and cocoa butter , which helps to keep them without being damaged, as they contain antioxidants such as: broncindine, catechins and phenol, and it also contains theobromine and phenethylamine. Chocolate was used in the past to increase the secretion of milk in lactating women and increase the proportion of fat, and improve the efficiency of digestion, and cocoa butter is used to manufacture ointments, cosmetics, and soap. [1] [2]