If you’re a chocoholic, this breakthrough could make your day. As studies seem to pile up on evidence that chocolate may have an anti-aging benefit, Ivan Petyaev, a former researcher from Cambridge University, has invented a dark chocolate that does not just provide the already proven heart-health benefits of this sweet, but also promises to give younger and much healthier skin.
A Chocolate Many Women Will Celebrate
Created in a laboratory based in the United Kingdom called Lycotec, the chocolate is known as Esthechoc. The dark chocolate only weighs 7.5 grams, but it is already touted the magic chocolate as it contains several antioxidants. The antioxidants are truly numerous that this chocolate trumps more than 300 grams of salmon from Alaska and a hundred grams of your typical dark chocolate – both of which have really high antioxidant content.
There were clinical trials conducted on the product, which involved participants who were 50 to 60 years old and they ate one piece of the dark chocolate every day. Esthechoc is 70% dark chocolate and based on the tests, it was able to boost the supply of blood in the body of the participants, while reducing inflammation occurring on the skin in just four weeks. As a result, the subjects had better-looking and healthier skin.
According to the inventor of the chocolate, eating the chocolate regularly can help bring back your skin just the way it was when you were 20 to 30 years old. This sounds like a miracle, but the skin benefit can be attributed to the product’s flavanol activity that can be compared to 100 grams of dark chocolate, along with astanxanthin in which the levels are as high as a 300 gram wild Alaskan salmon. Petyaev mentioned that the participants also noticed that their skin became clearer and free from signs of aging. He also saw that the product could slow down the process of aging.
More Benefits for Everyone
Women are not the only ones who will love this chocolate. Aside from the benefits mentioned above, Esthechoc also has low sugar levels and is therefore good for those who want to eat some chocolates, but are diabetic. Additionally, each piece only contains 38 calories, so you can eat this sweet goodness moderately.
While the chocolate is still unavailable at the moment, it will soon be all over the Internet for online buyers. In the UK, this could be put up for sale under a popular retailer. While you’re waiting, make sure you start saving some cash for this wonder chocolate as it is expected to be pricey.