Dark Chocolate Each Day Keeps The Doctor Away!

Okay, I will be real honest – the title already left me with wanting a chocolate bar!

Chocolates don’t need any kind of introduction, all of us love it. Hands down.

While I was reading an online post, I got to know that chocolates are real-healers! They perfectly on multiple health issues. To put more light on this, keep reading this space. 

Dark Chocolate Facts – The Sweet & Natural Healer

If you have 1.6 ounces of a chocolate bar every day, then it’s actually good for your health. This was said by Mary Engler, Ph.D., RN from the University of California. She later conducted a study on two groups of adults who were asked to eat one chocolate bar each day for the whole week. One group had the flavonoid-rich chocolate, while the other group had chocolates with flavonoids taken out. In Every meal, you should make sure to eat better food. Good food for healthy hair and other things too.

Dark Chocolate Facts

Blood tests were taken, and guess who won?

The group who took the cocoa-rich chocolate (with the flavonoids) won, as they had better blood flow. Better blood flow is a good thing for hearts.

#1 Dark Chocolates Are The Best Anti-Oxidants

If you are trying to burn the fat quicker, then you may have a piece of dark chocolate and increase the metabolism rate. Make sure the chocolate has at least 65% of cacao in it, and take it only 1 to 2 ounce in a day.

#2 Fights The Free Radicals

Well, the flavonoids and the anti-oxidants are great in fighting those free radicals that mainly cause aging, and diseases like cancer, heart ailments, etc.

#3 Instant Mood Booster!

The palmitic and the stearic acid present in the chocolates helps in boosting the activities of the neural portions of the brain. Therefore, it’s not a myth anymore – have scientific reasons for it!

#4 Keeps Your Heart Healthy

Studies have proven that people who ate more chocolates in a week were 37% lower at the risk of heart disease.

#5 Prevents Cancer

Even though the pieces of evidence are low, the study is still on. The studies conducted in Asia, Europe, and North America showed that the people who were high on flavonoids or anti-oxidant diets produced fewer cancer cells compared to those who didn’t have chocolates.

White Rice? Brown Rice? or Quinoa? Which is more Beneficial?

I know you guys are having a big confusion here.

You probably know both the white and brown rice, hopefully. Now Quinoa, on the other hand, is a unique plant food which is gluten-free, packed with all the 9 amino acids! It’s high in fiber, iron, magnesium, vitamin E, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, and the list goes on….!

Again –

White Rice/Brown Rice/Quinoa – Which is the Best Healthy Meal Out of All?

I would like to divide this question into two parts, well if you compare both the White and the Brown Rice – Brown Rice undoubtedly wins as it is the whole grain with the fibrous bran, and the endosperm. Both of these nutritive elements are removed in the white rice, leaving nothing.

Brown Rice is better and more nutritious than white rice. (Brown rice, on the other hand, is high on arsenic, if you are allergic to it – AVOID)

Brown Rice vs Quinoa 

Both of them are whole grain, and beneficial for lowering type-2 diabetes. Both of them are good for a healthy lifestyle, but it’s the mineral and vitamin content that makes them differ from each other.

Brown Rice vs Quinoa

We shall compare each of the nutritional element for Brown Rice & Quinoa, and find out the Winner for you:

Amino Acids

A human body is not capable of producing all the nine amino acids, this is why you need to get some of them from plant foods. Quinoa is one among those, with all the complete 9 amino acids. The brown rice doesn’t contain all the amino acids. [QUINOA WINS]

Proteins

When one cup of brown rice is cooked, you will find 4 to 5 grams whereas the Quinoa has 8 grams of protein packed in a single cup. [QUINOA WINS]

Carbs

When it comes to carb intake, it is recommended to follow a low carb diet. For one cup of quinoa, the carb count is found to be 39 grams whereas the count goes to 45 grams in the brown rice. [QUINOA WINS]

Calories

We tested one cup of cooked brown rice and quinoa. The results are too close, with the Quinoa having 222 calories and Brown Rice with 218 calories. Numbers are close, still [BROWN RICE WINS]

Gluten

If you are prescribed to have gluten-free meals, then both the brown rice and the quinoa stand equally good in this case. But you need to choose a quality brand, don’t fall for everything that says ‘gluten-free’. [BOTH WINS]

Looking at the number of wins, Quinoa definitely beats the Brown Rice. But for some instances, Brown Rice works better. You can include both of them in your meals, depending on your health condition and requirement.