Chocolate is rich in iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, zinc, and selenium, as well as antioxidants that expand blood vessels and lower blood pressure. It protects against blood clotting, vasculitis, sunburn. It stimulates the kidney and heart functions and reduces harmful fats in the blood. Chocolate also contains caffeine and theobromine, which stimulate activity and improve mood and cognitive brain function, especially in the elderly, and their verbal fluency also improves.
Benefits of Propolis (Propolis):
It is the gum of bees, which it makes by mixing its saliva and beeswax with its extract that it absorbs from plant buds. It uses it to fill any gaps in the hive to protect it from entering any foreign body into it
- Be a powerful antioxidant that protects the body from free radicals which lead to many chronic diseases such as arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, joint pains and unhealthy ageing.
- Be useful in cases of convalescence and reduce the diseases of aging.
- Be antimicrobial, so it is useful in cases of microbial infection (bacterial, fungal, viral), where it inhibits the activity and growth of many of these microbes, and also enforce the effect of antibiotics.
- Be anti-inflammatory make it useful in cases of arthritis and rheumatic fever as it has a similar effect to aspirin.
- Help in cases of liver diseases as it resists liver cells damage and helps them to function.
- Be anti-tumor that enhances the capacity of the immune system and urges it to produce killer immune cells which would destroy the cancer cells.
- Be used to suppress most of the infections in the body in a safe way as it has no side effects.
- Help to speed up healing of wounds and burns without being subject to complications or defective healing.
- Reduce formation of blood clots with more than one mechanism as it has a blood thinner effect.
- Boost immunity, protect nervous tissue
- Help in the treatment of diabetes.
- Ease the pain of arthritis, rheumatism and hemorrhoids.
- Assist in protecting against atherosclerosis, chronic diseases and rheumatism.
- Stop tooth decay and pain.
- Eliminate unwanted smell of the mouth, and has other medicinal uses.