This Type Of Chocolate Will Improve Your Gut and Mood

Harry Potter fans know the scene in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban where Professor Lupin gives Harry chocolate after encountering

Is the assertion scientific? A recent study from The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry found that eating chocolate to boost your mood is good.

A randomized control study of 20–30-year-old adults found that 85% cocoa dark chocolate improves happiness and digestive health. Two

groups—one consuming 70% cocoa dark chocolate and the other 85%—ate their allotted chocolate daily for three weeks. At the end of the

experiment, clients' weekly affective changes were tracked using a Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS). The PANAS "negative affect"

Gut and mental health are connected in several research. According to Harvard Health, chemical additives and ultra-processed foods can harm

gut bacteria, raise illness risk, and lower mood. However, a research in Molecular Psychiatry linked a healthy diet, such as a pro-inflammatory Mediterranean diet

A diet should include prebiotic and probiotic foods for gut health. Dietary fiber nourishes your gut's "friendly" microorganisms and

supports your digestive system. Live bacteria and yeasts in probiotic meals improve and repair gut flora.

Dark chocolate's fiber content makes it a gut prebiotic. Dark chocolate between 70% and 85% includes 11 grams of fiber per 101-gram bar (3.5

ounces), according to the USDA. More cocoa in a bar means more fiber and prebiotic benefits for your gut flora.