Dark Chocolate Eases Diarrhea

 

Once again chocolate proves itself to be a healthful food. It helps to ease diarrhea.

Diarrhea is a disorder that can cause dehydration. Dehydration can cause all sorts of other health related problems and even death.

Researchers at the Children's Hospital and Research Center in Oakland, California, found that cocoa beans contain chemicals called flavonoids which limit the development of fluid in the small intestine which causes diarrhea.

Dark chocolate contains large amounts of the necessary flavonoids.

Sources:

http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/study_confirms_ancient_myth_dark_chocolate_helps_diarrhea_9016

http://www.apluswriting.net/health/chocolategifts.htm

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