Apparently Chocolate Could Help To Cure Your Wrinkles
We all know that, in moderation, chocolate has been proven to have a ton of health benefits. But recent studies have found a brand new one that's got us all excited.
A team of scientists from the University of Exeter, together with a team from the University of Brighton, have discovered that dark chocolate, red wine, and certain other foods such as blueberries contain chemical compounds that promote cell regeneration and help to prevent our DNA from becoming 'frazzled'.
At the end of our DNA strands are things called telomeres, that basically stop your DNA unravelling like a frayed shoelace. As we age, these degenerate.
But the study found that when they applied compounds based on the chemicals inside chocolate, wine, red grapes and blueberries to these telomeres, within hours, the cells had started to divide and the telomeres had grown.
And because the older cells started to behave more like younger cells, that could mean that the effects could slow the signs of ageing, including the appearance of wrinkles.
Well, if that isn't reason enough for some dark chocolate and a large glass of red, we don't know what is.