Eating dark chocolate could help people fend off cancer, new study shows

Dark chocolate contains magnesium, which has been found to be key to the body’s immune response. Seven out of ten Britons suffer from magnesium deficiency due to malnutrition

Eating dark chocolate can help the body ward off cancer

Research has shown that eating dark chocolate can help ward off cancer.

The magnesium in the sweet treat has been identified by an international team of scientists including from the University of Cambridge as a key to the body’s immune response.

Killer T cells are the body’s main weapon against cancer cells directly, and laboratory experiments have shown that they are only effective in a magnesium-rich environment.

Seven out of ten Britons suffer from magnesium deficiency due to malnutrition. It’s also found in green vegetables, whole wheat bread, nuts, avocado, and brown rice.

The author Professor Christoph Hess, from the University of Basel in Switzerland, said: “In order to clinically validate this observation [in patients] We are now looking for ways to increase magnesium in tumors in a targeted manner. “

The promising results, published in the journal Cell, also included data to support their conclusion from actual cancer patients.

Dark chocolate contains magnesium


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Cancer immunotherapies were less effective in those with insufficient levels of magnesium in their blood.

“Dark chocolate is not only delicious, but healthy as well,” said Sarah Brooks, MD, a nutritional therapist, of the Autoimmune Center.

“It is rich in magnesium, which makes it the perfect remedy. Most people are deficient in magnesium and getting enough stress, sleep, anxiety and relaxation can help.

It is also high in iron, copper, potassium, calcium and phosphorous as well as fiber, antioxidants, and plant compounds such as polyphenols and flavanols that benefit your gut health in general.

“It is best to use bars that contain more than 70% raw cocoa ingredients that are basic. You can also make drinks like hot chocolate with cocoa powder.”

Magnesium is a mineral that helps convert the food we eat into energy and promotes healthy bones.

The NHS says the daily amount you need is 300 mg a day for men and 270 mg a day for women.

These amounts can be obtained from a healthy diet, but some people take magnesium supplements.

Taking high doses of magnesium over 400 mg for a short time may cause diarrhea.

There is not enough evidence to explain the effects of taking too much magnesium for a long time.

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