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Dark chocolate is an excellent "snack" for the unborn child because it favors the growth and the development if the future mother eats it in limited quantities, that is 30 g daily.
This is what is suggested by a study presented at 2016 Pregnancy Meeting of the Society for Maternal-fetal Medicine in Atlanta: in addition to containing cholesterol and diminishing the risk of anemia substantially, chocolate consumption helps to keep a regular blood pressure and so to diminish the risk of pre-eclampsia potentially.
Moreover dark chocolate is not only good for pregnant women but also for all women because it improves mood, attenuates premenstrual syndrome, helps sexual performances and diminishes the cephalgia attacks. And then... 30 g chocolate provide 130 calories so they are not a menace for the weight at all!
As a demonstration of it, some researchers of the Université Laval Québec City in Canada have involved 129 pregnant women and have asked them to consume 30 g of different types of chocolate daily, both dark chocolate rich in antioxidant and very normal chocolate poor in antioxidants: all women have been selected because they were at risk of high blood pressure in pregnancy and it has emerged that after 12 weeks maternal blood flow improved, suggesting that a daily limited chocolate consumption should be advantageous for the growth and the development of the unborn child and finally it can favor a good baby weight at birth.