Chocolate is good for your health : True
Rich in tannins, substances that protect the heart and the blood vessels, chocolate stimulates blood platelet activity, thus reducing the levels of cardiovascular risks. It is a food that is easy to digest and is easily assimilated by all types of blood groups. Cocoa beans are rich in carotene, vitamins in group B, and vitamins C, D and E. It contains magnesium, potassium, iron and fluorine. Chocolate is a real health cocktail.
Chocolate raises cholesterol levels : False
On the contrary, the "good fats" contained in cocoa butter have a favorable effect on blood cholesterol levels, especially by raising the levels of HDL-cholesterol, the "good" cholesterol that protects blood vessels. By helping to avoid atheroma, chocolate is a friend of your heart, all the more so in that its tannins (polyphenols) protect blood vessel walls; by thinning the blood, they avoid formation of a clot that could block an artery.
Chocolate leads to tooth decay : False
It is true that chocolate contains sugar (which leads to tooth decay), but cocoa mass also contains other chemical substances (including fluorine) that protect teeth from decay. And of course, eating chocolate does not stop you from cleaning your teeth afterwards.
Chocolate has beneficial mental effects : True
Its magnesium can help people suffering from stress or spasmophilia to feel better. Depressive people can be helped to see things more positively thanks to the phenyl ethylamine that it contains. Its tonic substances (including caffeine) can help tired people to perk up. Worriers, for their part, prefer the anxiolytic effects of sugar, which is more plentiful in milk chocolate and white chocolate.
Chocolate leads to liver problems : False
For doctors, what people often refer to as liver problems are usually attributable to indigestion. The only things that can really be dangerous for the liver are alcohol, some poisonous mushrooms, foods containing certain viruses (leading to hepatitis A), and a certain number of medicaments.