Sweet! Chocolate is Actually Good for You

Get ready to unwrap the chocolate sweetness with less guilt. Chocolate can actually be good for both your mind and body. Here are a few tips on how chocolate can bring goodness to your life.

Chocolate makes you happy.

There are studies that suggest that eating chocolate can actually boost your mood. This is because chocolate triggers the release of endorphins, chemicals that are associated with feelings of love and happiness. So, if you are feeling a little down or sad, munch on some chocolate!

Chocolate makes others happy.

Nothing will make your significant other more happier than a little box of chocolates every once and while! Some women actually prefer chocolates over flowers anytime. There is something about chocolate treats that just says I care. So, bake a cake or buy a chocolate croissant (also known as pan au chocolat, if you want to get real fancy about it) or perhaps some chocolate-dipped strawberries. Chocolate brings on the smiles, guaranteed!

Dark chocolate is healthy for you.

The benefits of dark chocolate for overall well being have been widely studied. Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, nature's little cell protectors from free radicals. Antioxidants can help lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels and enhance blood flow. Overall, dark chocolate is a heart healthy snack but it's important to remember moderation. A small amount daily will do just fine.

It will perk you up.

Chocolate contains caffeine, just like coffee but in smaller amounts. So if you want to get a little boost but don't want get too hyper and possibly lose your sleep, a bite of chocolate will give you just what you need.

Chocolate has stuff you need!

Such as vitamins and minerals. Chocolate is naturally packed with calcium, potassium, iron and magnesium. Don't treat chocolate like a multivitamin though, include it in your balanced diet on occasions as a sweet treat in small portions.




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