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HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF EATING CHOCOLATE?
Do you know that the right kind of chocolate contains some very important pharmacologically active ingredients that are very good for our health such as anandamide and phenylethylamine?
Let’s explore some of the benefits of eating chocolates:
You will be surprised to know that chocolate is a great companion for you when you are in a bad mood because the flavonoids in dark chocolates are the ones that have a positive influence on the stressors in our mind. It immediately helps to reduce anxiety and stress in our body. Besides flavonoids, dark chocolate contains phenylethylamine that works to arouse feelings of being in love. For this reason, chocolate is known as the love drug and sharing them with someone is a great way to show your love for others.
The antioxidant properties of flavonoids are present in dark chocolate in rich quantities which helps to prevent the blood from clotting. It also facilitates in protecting the lining of the arteries. Furthermore, the consumption of chocolate doesn’t increase the level of cholesterol in the body as the saturated fats present in chocolate is different from the saturated fats present in dairy and meat. Eating dark chocolate at any age can greatly help improve our cardiovascular health, fight against cell damage, and improve circulation.
“Oh, don’t eat chocolate! It’s the junk food that is harming your health!” We have all been told this, however eating chocolate that doesn’t have preservatives is going to be your BFF.
Yes, certain types of sweetened and low-quality chocolates or candies may cause harm to your health.
However, eating high-quality dark chocolate can provide tons of benefits to your body. Weight loss is accelerated by eating dark chocolate in moderation. The consumption of dark chocolate stabilizes your blood sugar, reduces cravings, and controls appetite.
Out of all the chocolates, the one that has the most of the benefits to your health is dark chocolate. Godiva brand dark chocolate, or any others labeled as dark chocolate are great. Look for 70% + dark chocolate.
However, Health experts agree that daily consumption of dark chocolate should be no more than 30g-60g or 1-2 ounces in a day.
Even better is RAW CACAO, a known superfood!
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