I don’t know about you but I have a special place in my heart for chocolate.
I love it.
It’s so creamy and sweet and utterly delicious.
Honestly, I don’t know if I’d be able to cope without chocolate. I need to have chocolate at least every day before I go crazy.
You could say I’m a chocoholic, but I like to think that I just have good taste in things.
Who can blame me really?
Chocolate is the best, it goes with almost everything, it’ll never leave you feeling lonely, and it’s always there for you no matter what.
I don’t think we give chocolate enough credit!
If I could have chocolate in everything then I would.
Here are a few incredible reasons why you should be eating more chocolate!
It can help keep your heart healthy
If you want to live a long and healthy life, you’ve got to look after your heart.
Thankfully for us, chocolate is good at keeping our hearts healthy!
Numerous studies have shown that a small quantity of dark chocolate can improved blood vessel function, which lowers your blood pressure and cholesterol!
It wards off Alzheimer’s
Some studies suggest that the reveratrol (which is a natural chemical in red wine and dark chocolate) is linked with slowing down the cognitive affects of Alzheimer.
So it’s chocolate and a side of wine for dinner then?
It could prevent bowel cancer
Researchers have found that a daily dose of glorious dark chocolate, which is packed with polyphenols, plays an important role in protecting us against diseases, which includes bowel cancer.
It can improve your mood
Now, I’m not one to say “I told you so” (ok, maybe I am) but I always knew that having chocolate was an instant way to cheer ourselves up.
Granted, this doesn’t include falling into the black hole of eating a family-size bar of Dairy Milk on a Monday night, but some recent studies suggest that just a few squares of chocolate can raise our endorphin levels in the brain and gives us that feel good rush.
It could help you lose weight
Although this goes against everything we told about dieting and eating healthily but it turns out that a small daily dose of chocolate can actually be healthy!
In the past chocolate has actually be used as a way to lose weight.
However, like most things it requires moderation. Too much of anything is bad for us.
Studies have shown that by not partaking in deprivation diets that cut out treats like chocolate, we are less likely to fall threw this the diet and binge eat later on in life.
It tastes bloody delicious!
You know it’s the truth. Now go and grab yourself a bar of chocolate and tuck in!
We won’t judge you for it!
What do you think about these incredible reasons to eat more chocolate?
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