In middle-aged men, chocolate consumption is associated with lower blood pressure.
The darker the chocolate, the more cocoa it contains.
The higher the percentage of cocoa, the greater the health-promoting properties.
Chocolate causes constipation.
A person can become physically addicted to chocolate.
This is a myth.
Although cocoa is used by cigarette manufacturers, there are no studies that prove that the ingredients in chocolate can cause a physiological dependency or cravings. However, the pleasure derived from eating chocolate should not be discounted: The endorphins secreted when chocolate is consumed – the so-called pleasure hormones – make us want to eat more of it.
Keep in mind that the consumption of chocolate should be limited as part of a balanced diet due to its high energy value and high fat content.