Friday, 27 January 2012

Chocolate could prevent colon cancer

We all love chocolate, whether it be milk, dark, white, Belgian, Swiss, we all love the cocoa goodness!

Well, perhaps our body loves it even more!

 A recent study on live animals suggested that cocoa, the major material in chocolate helps the intestines fend against oncoming diseases.

The cocoa helps line your intestines even more than usual and this protects it from colorectal cancer.

Colon cancer 

The colon is the bit before your bum, and is a hotspot for cancer (the third biggest killer in the US). If your large intestine has problems (such as the lining) then your risk is increased, however recently there may be a way to prevent it!

What is cocoa good for?

Cocoa is officially labelled a superfood.


  • 7.5g a day could reduce risk of heart attack by 39%! 
  • Increases blood flow
  • Better blood pressure
  • Boosts memory!
  • It tastes awesome!
Cocoa is extremely anti-oxidant rich!
  • Heart attacks
  • Stroke
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cancer
  • High blood pressure
  • Cholesterol levels
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Alzeimer's
What does it do to cancer?
Scientists led a study on rats who were fed on a daily diet of chocolate (yeah I know lucky right?) and the amount of bad things cancer induces was severely lowered! Now, if that can happen in rats, surely potentially it can happen in humans too? 

On top of the positive points of chocolate, it is also a potential cancer preventer. 

So don't feel guilty eating it, feel guilty not eating it!

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