Persuasive Speech On Chocolate

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I. [Video clip] – As you can see from the previous video clip, the topic I would like to persuade is we should eat more dark chocolate. II. Although most of us have been told that we shouldn’t eat treats all of the time, the one exception we must have is a chocolate. III. Dark chocolate has been proven to be good for our health. IV. It’s important to understand the benefits, as most people only talk of chocolate as a bad thing that shouldn’t be eaten very often. V. I have done plenty of research with various sources to back up the facts and statistics. Preview of Main Point. 1. Firstly, I will tell you different benefits dark chocolate can have on your life along with older medicinal purpose. 2. Then, I will describe the ingredients and…show more content…
3) Even today, some indigenous populations of Central and South America use various components of the cocoa tree in the preparation of their traditional medicines. 3. Flavonoids are one of the most beneficial ingredients in chocolate. 1) Flavonoids are a group of plant metabolites thought to provide health benefits through cell signalling pathways and antioxidant effects. i. These molecules are found in a variety of fruits and vegetables. ii. Cocoa beans are a good source of flavonoids and they are one of the largest nutrient families known to scientists, and include over 6,000 already-identified family members. iii. This nutrient group is most famous for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory health benefits, as well as its contribution of vibrant color to the foods we eat. 2) Flavonoids are important antioxidants to human body. i. Aside from antioxidant activity, these molecules provide the following beneficial effects such as Anti-viral, Anti-cancer, Anti-inflammatory, and…show more content…
The study prospectively assessed the effect of Flavanol-rich cocoa, using both time and beverage controls. ii. Pulse wave amplitude was measured on the finger in 27 healthy people before and after 4 days of consumption of Flavanol-rich cocoa. iii. On day four, the people showed consistent and striking peripheral vasodilation. iv. Peripheral vasodilation is the dilation of the veins and arteries of the periphery. v. This will lower blood pressure and provide less resistance for the heart to beat. 3. In another study, British psychologists, including professor David Kennedy, found chocolate to be proven to help with math. i. Study subjects had an easier time counting backwards from a randomly-generated number between 800 and 999 after drinking a cup of hot chocolate than they did without the cocoa. ii. Participants were asked to complete serial subtraction tasks of threes and sevens (counting down by 3s and 7s), and a rapid visual information-processing task to test sustained attention. iii. Those who consumed cocoa drinks prior to the trial had overall better cognitive performance and reported less ‘mental fatigue’ than the control group. Conclusion 1. As a conclusion, based on the information that I share with you, from

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