Why Chocolate is Good for the Health

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Do you know anybody who doesn’t like chocolates?  Most of us, if not all, certainly adore chocolates and it’s easy to see how it positively impacts on people. More than its delightful taste, it is also packed with lots of health benefits! In the last couple of years, studies were conducted to determine the health benefits as well as vitamins and minerals these sweets have. For some, these candies are just a feel-good-food but in reality, this food really contains anti-oxidants, a bit of caffeine and helps in the production of endorphins to boost your spirits and give you more energy.

 

Chocolates and its health benefits had been an issue of debate lately but studies have shown more of this delightful food’s advantages. It is considered as a romantic food because of the positive emotion it evokes. However, dark chocolate are the only ones that are high in anti-oxidants flavanois which helps destroy free-radicals in the body. These antioxidants have a lot of good benefits for the heart too as it lowers cholesterol and decrease blood pressure. So, to take advantage of these health benefits, you should go for dark chocolate and those that contain 70 percent cocoa solids over milk and white chocolate options.

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9 Comments

  1. Wanda Bergman says:

    This is good to know because I sure do love chocolate! I think the dark chocolate is the healthiest, but I just can’t restrict myself to that. I love ANY chocolate!

  2. Michael W Perkins says:

    I am always so agreeable to any news of chocolates health bennefits :)

  3. letessha says:

    I love chocolate so much. However I did hear previously of the benefits of dark chocolate. I tried dark chocolate but it tasted so terrible that I never bought it again.

  4. Renee Griffin says:

    I love chocolate so it is so good to know that I can make a small change to dark chocolate and have some health benefits along with my favorite indulgence. Thanks for the great information. I really enjoyed reading your post.

  5. Richard Hicks says:

    I should be the healthiest person on Earth! I have heard this before and believe it

  6. Rachel Ralston says:

    I love chocolate and now I have an excuse to eat it. Thank you!

  7. polly says:

    I also eat a piece of chocolate if I’ve eaten something really spicy & it takes away that stinging/burning in your mouth!

  8. md kennedy says:

    Oh, what a day when you learn that something you love is actually good for you – and no one seems to have any data to the contrary (unlike coffee, for example). Thanks for making my morning – now I’m going to go eat a square of my fair-trade 80% chocolate bar.

  9. Luanne says:

    wonderful post! But we don’t need to eat these daily or too much else we get diabetes. :)

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