Dark Chocolate v Red Wine

Dark Chocolate v Red Wine

Did you know that dark chocolate and red wine are very similar in their benefits, the main differences are that red wine tastes great but ultimately can make you feel horrid the next day and dark chocolate doesn't and red wine is drunk as a social etiquette in many sociable circles whereas hot chocolate would seem almost child like but this is where 80Noir Ultra differs... the sophistication and smoothness of the drink is what elevates it above a childlike treat. Part of 80NU's magic is also the variety of flavours, versions you can have with the drink, from long - short, black - white, hot - cold and so many other ways to make this a truly personal drink.

In its simplest terms, 80NU is the grown up drink and can and does often replace Red Wine - see benefits below if that wasn't enough.

Removes Toxins From the Body

Both red wine and dark chocolate are a rich source of antioxidants. Not only do they facilitate the removal of the accumulated toxins from the body but also lower the incidence of cell damage and infections in the body. By removing free radicals from the body effectively, both keep the skin youthful and healthy. Not only do they invigorate the process of cell regeneration but also play a role in the formation of collagen, which is the main structural protein found in the skin. Making you look and feel years younger. *red wine drunk in moderation!


Strengthens the Immune System

I completely see the appeal of red wine, it tastes delicious, it looks beautiful but so does dark chocolate, they are both highly nutritious. Both are packed with potassium, magnesium and Vitamin B, and a rich source of polyphenols. This chemical provides our body with the strength to fight against invading infections efficaciously. Polyphenol also aids the body in boosting its immune system. Apart from this, there is another chemical that is present in red wine, called resveratrol. Particularly known to assist the body in preventing diseases like cancer, this chemical also ensures a healthy heart. When had with dark chocolates, the benefits tend to proliferate. The cacao found in dark chocolate and the phenolic compounds inside the cocoa can strengthen the defences of our immune system and up our body's resistance.

Disease Prevention

Due to their high content of antioxidants, both red wine and dark chocolates are known to help the body fight cancer. The polyphenols found in red wine, along with Vitamin A, C and E in the dark chocolates ensure that the tumor cells do not grow in the body. Dark chocolate also contains flavanols and catechins, among others which helps You can even try white wine for a change, which has similar health benefits to red wine. Hence, if had in appropriate amounts, this combination can enable you to not only stop the cancer cells from spreading but also kill them and nip them in the bud.

Uplift the Mood & Senses

In a time like this, stress is everywhere we look, on all our social media sites, news and in day to day living, if you are looking for something to help reduce your tension and ease your anxiety then dark chocolate is your friend. It has a fantastic content of essential minerals such as magnesium, and contains unique compounds such as theobromine, which can have an energising effect, and phenylethylamine or PEA, which is associated with good mood. Both red wine and dark chocolate also contain substances that generate a serotonin effect in the body, thereby enhancing the mood. Due to the presence of carbohydrates, these foods together provide the body with a good amount of energy. Hence, with 80NU you can eat daily as we have made them in the daily recommended amount and witness the invigorating effect on your body over time.

Awaken the Heart

Chronic inflammation can lead to heart disease, so keeping inflammation under control is a major part of preventive treatment. Patients who have a low amount of C-reactive protein in their blood have lower levels of inflammation and those who eat dark chocolate regularly, in small servings, have significantly lower levels of C reactive protein, according to the study. Dark chocolate, particularly, is rich in a compound known as flavonoids which due to its rich cocoa content enhances the bodies capability to inhibit oxidation and remove toxins from the body as well as facilitate the body to maintain regular blood pressure units, and thus preventing the heart from suffering any additional strain and increase of pressure. Red wine*, on the other hand, averts damage to the blood vessels, reduce the LDL levels in the body and ward off blood clotting. All these functions together constitute a hearty heart. Adding these to your diet can prove to give you a healthy ticker and be a positive for your cardiovascular health.* red wine drunk in moderation.

Fend off Colds

Several research stories say drinking red wine on a regular basis can drastically reduce the incidence of cold and related infections. This was found out to be due to the antioxidant properties of the red wine. For dark chocolate, it's the theobromine that serves as a sensory blocker for those with the common cold and helps prevent coughing, and even worked better than codeine in some studies.


Abate the Risk of Alzheimers & Parkinson's

Red wine reduces the risk of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s due to its high content of resveratrol. It strengthens the brain activity and helps enhance the brain metabolism. For a better flow of blood to the brain, with dark chocolate. The cocoa flavanols also have beneficial effects for cardiovascular health and can increase cerebral blood volume in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus and thereby providing beneficial effects on cognitive functioning over time. Their high antioxidant value also enhances the functioning of the brain by invigorating it. Researchers have also found that cocoa may be a potential solution to the low levels of dopamine in the brain that cause symptoms such as shaking and thereby assisting in easing the symptoms of Parkinson's. Therefore, great foods to have for a strong brain.

With so many benefits, you can see why one can replace the other very easily, so instead of perhaps reaching for glass of wine out of habit, why not change and make new choices for your wellbeing and fitness and go for 80Noir Ultra instead.


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