Go ahead and treat yourself to a chocolate piece with a smile and be happy.
Cacao is rich in powerful antioxidants known as flavonoids, which protects plants from environmental toxins and help repair cell damage. Don’t be worried about the fat that comes from the cocoa butter, it is healthy Oleic acid that is good for our health. It contains the Monounsaturated fats that are found in olive oil, avocado, and nuts and these are beneficial in our diet in moderate amounts. To get the full benefits from eating and enjoying chocolate without feeling bad afterwards is to consume either plain unsweetened cacao or cocoa powder, or you can find pre-made bars that contain at least 75% cocoa, with no added milk, because milk will intervene with the body’s power to absorb the antioxidants in chocolate. Also watch for the amount of sugar it contains. The less sugar the better.
The benefits we get from eating dark chocolate are the increase in the blood flow to the brain and heart, it lowers our blood pressure, it contains Antidepressant agents, It helps to control the blood sugar level, it reduces stress, it improves our mood, lowers the cholesterol level, protects our skin and slows the aging process, reduces fever and it prevents strokes as well as improves our eyesight.
So don’t feel bad or guilty when you eating dark chocolate.
Wish you a good health and enjoy life.
Edited by Ala Hopmark
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