Doctor Mukhina: dark chocolate helps older people stabilize cholesterol

According to nutritionist Mariyat Mukhina, eating dark chocolate in old age is useful for maintaining the functioning of blood vessels and the brain.

Doctor Mukhina noted that this product contains useful substances such as B vitamins, magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron. In addition, it is a source of an antioxidant that improves brain activity in older people.

“Dark chocolate, compared to other types, will have the highest content of theobromine, an antioxidant that is beneficial for brain cells. It has a stimulating effect, improves cognitive and intellectual functions, increases reaction speed, attentiveness and concentration, which is important for the elderly,” listed Mariyat Mukhina in an interview with Moscow 24.
The doctor also stated that dark chocolate helps older people stabilize cholesterol, which improves their protection against dangerous vascular pathologies, including heart attacks, strokes, and atherosclerosis. In addition, the product reduces susceptibility to depression and helps maintain a good mood.

The doctor advised eating a piece of dark chocolate in the first half of the day. In the evening, it is better to avoid it due to the caffeine it contains.

Earlier, the portal wrote that nuts should be eaten only in small quantities.

Important< span style="color:#fc272d;">! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Mariat Mukhina Mariyat Mukhina Healthy lifestyle nutritionist, doctor of medical sciences