Just 2 pieces of dark chocolate a day can solve the eternal problem that women have - aging. According to scientists, the sugar temptation contains substances which prevent the appearance of wrinkles, caused by the effects of ultraviolet rays on the skin.
Furthermore, according to the experts, this type of chocolate can decrease the risk of skin cancer. Dark chocolate also contains high amounts of antioxidants and other healthy substances that protect against free radicals. Milk chocolate, on the other hand, does not have these properties.
In addition, dark chocolate prevents blood clots, while also decreasing mortality caused by cardiovascular diseases by 70%.
The latest research shows that this dessert is capable of preventing the occurrence of visible signs of aging. During experiments, a team of British scientists examined 30 healthy middle-aged women, 22 of which were 42 years of age.
For a period of 3 months, each one of them received 0.7 oz (20 g) of dark chocolate per day and used a solarium every day.
The results showed that dark chocolate possesses extraordinary properties and helps the skin combat the harmful sun's rays.
"Our research proved that dark chocolate really does protect the skin from aging and UV rays, " state the scientists.