Dark Chocolate & Minerals

Updated: Jul 5


I absolutely love anything that combines good caramel, sea salt, and dark chocolate. Without a doubt, you must try Farmhouse Chocolates, as their products are amazing! (Farmhousechocolates.com) Dark chocolate is rich in minerals. According to Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, minerals play a vitally important part in our health. Let’s look at some of them:


MAGNESIUM:

Magnesium plays an important role in assisting more than 300 enzymes to carry out various chemical reactions in the body, such as building proteins and strong bones, regulating blood sugar and blood pressure, and aiding muscle and nerve functions. Magnesium also acts as an electrical conductor that contracts muscles and makes the heart beat steadily.


IRON:

Iron is an important mineral that helps maintain healthy blood. It is a major component of hemoglobin, a type of protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to all parts of the body. Without enough iron, there aren’t enough red blood cells to transport oxygen, which leads to fatigue.


ZINC:

Zinc is a trace mineral, meaning that the body only needs small amounts, and yet it is necessary for almost 100 enzymes to carry out vital chemical reactions. It is a major player in the creation of DNA, growth of cells, building proteins, healing damaged tissue, and supporting a healthy immune system. Because it helps cells to grow and multiply, adequate zinc is required during times of rapid growth, such as childhood, adolescence, and pregnancy. Zinc is also involved with the senses of taste and smell.


According to Medical News Today, copper an d phosphorus are also