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UNRAVELING THE SECRETS OF DARK CHOCOLATE!!!

Posted by pallavi-78 on Mon, Sep 30, 2013  
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Are you in a low mood or having bouts of gloom?? Not to worry, just go grab a piece of dark chocolate for yourself and see the difference.

 

Who does not crave for Chocolate? Did you know that eating dark chocolate in moderation on a daily basis has proven to be extremely beneficial. Dark chocolate is chocolate which has at least 70% of cocoa content in it and the rest is good quality chocolate. Cocoa acts as a stress buster so eating a small portion of dark chocolate will relax your blood vessels which in turn will reduce your blood pressure.

 

Dark chocolate is good for your heart as well as your brain thereby increasing blood flow to the brain and improving the functioning of your brain and concentration. It also reduces the risk of getting a stroke. Dark Chocolate enhances your mood by releasing endorphins, the brains “feel good” chemicals, by making you feel happier and more positive. It also contains a chemical called serotonin which acts as an anti- depressant.

 

Dark Chocolate is loaded with anti-oxidants and is high in vitamins and minerals like potassium, iron , magnesium copper etc .Dark Chocolate protects your skin by absorbing harmful ultra violet rays and increasing blood flow to the skin thereby making your skin look more hydrated and radiant.

 

Dark Chocolate helps in lowering your LDL which is the bad cholesterol and increasing your HDL which is the good cholesterol.

 

Well, do remember consuming too much of dark chocolate is not advisable as it contains sugar and fat which contributes to weight gain. One must keep in mind the darker the chocolate the lesser chances of sugar in it.

 

So as they say, the best way to beat temptation is to give in to it…..especially if it’s healthy indulgence.

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