In 100 grams of cod there are 194 mg of Phosphorus compared to 207 mg contained in 100 grams of milk chocolate.
In chocolate are also other minerals such as potassium, calcium, sodium and iron ore although longer present ever in Cocoa Magnesium.
In addition to being a food very appreciated by young and old, when consumed in the right quantities, chocolate is a source of useful substances to the health of the organism.
Given the variety of types on the market, it is worth pointing out that the protection of the quality of the product and its nutritional properties, the European Regulation states that can be defined as a chocolate product that is made up of grains of cocoa, cocoa fat and cocoa powder, sucrose and cocoa butter.
In the finished product resulting from the dry overall cocoa must be at least 35%, at least 14% cocoa fat and cocoa butter at least 18%.
But let’s see what are its most valuable property:
chocolate is a good tonic for the nervous system due to the presence of feniletinamina, a natural antidepressant, of methylxanthine and theobromine two substances similar to caffeine.
A study undertaken at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego, California, has identified a group of biologically active components in chocolate, of which the main anandamide, which act on the brain by inducing a feeling of well-being and tranquility.
Thanks to the high content of phosphorus was considered useful during periods of mental stress.
When taken a few hours before sport, it serves as excellent energy supplement, especially since it is able to maintain a high level of glucose in the blood, removing the risk of falls in sugar during training.
Cocoa and dark chocolate are a rich source of flavonoids and polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that can help fight cellular aging.