Eat Chocolate for your Health


Doing the weekly grocery shop around Easter is always a very good test of will power! As I walked into the supermarket yesterday, bombarded with chocolate Easter eggs and being (what some people would term) a chocoholic I dig deep, very deep resisting the temptation to buy the whole display!

BUT after speaking to Emma I have been made to feel better about my need for chocolate. Apparently it is much better to eat dark chocolate for dessert than it is ice cream or other such things because of the high antioxidant component in Cocoa. More on this in Emma’s blog post.

Here are 5 more GREAT health reasons to eat dark chocolate

1. Live Longer
Recent research showed that people who consume moderate amounts of chocolate live almost one year more than those who do not eat chocolate.

2. Ease PMS
Chocolate contains iron & magnesium proven to ease PMS (pre-menstrual symptoms). Husbands you may want to stock up the fridge before it’s ‘that time of the month’!

3. Prevent Heart Disease
Chocolate may help fight heart disease. It also contains chemicals called flavinoids, which thin the blood, helping to prevent clotting.

4. Brightens Your Mood
Chocolate contains tryptophan, a chemical in the brain that is used to produce serotonin that stimulate the release of endorphins giving you those HAPPY feelings.

5. Protect Your Smile
The bitterest chemical found in chocolate, theobromine, an alkaloid similar to caffeine, was found to fight off tooth decay, being more efficient than the fluoride.

*Competition: I have 10 blocks of delicious Scarborough Fairtrade Dark Chocolate in Peppermint, Fruit & Nut, Plain Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Espresso to giveaway this month so if you’re a member of the CA – Chocoholics Anonymous (like myself) then tell me what flavour you’d like and why you cannot live without chocolate underneath this post under ‘comments’

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6 Replies to Eat Chocolate for your Health

  1. Joanne Al-Hashimi says:

    I’m addicted to chocolate, and since finding out dark chocolate is actually good for you, it has been the base of every meal for me, breakfast, lunch and dinner…its portable and requires no cooking time – bliss, perfect for on the go!

  2. Maria says:

    My name is Maria and I’m a Chocolate addict! It’s one of the things that I can’t resist especially dark chocolates. But from reading the article I think I should stop resisting :) Any food with chocolate is yummy.

  3. Anita Erceg says:

    Chocolate is a feel good food when you’re down and an extra energy boost when you’re feeling good- its better than a best friend as its always there for me when i need it whatever mood i’m in. Yum, i’d love the milk chocolate pleaseeeeeee :)

  4. Marlene jury says:

    Chocolates for me because at 66 years the smooth delicious taste as it rolls around my mouth makes me feel half my age and off I go with a spring in my step looking for fun in a thoroughly relaxed state.

  5. Jane says:

    It is certainly a lovely post. An information something like this demonstrates just how steeply the concept is actually thought of by creator.

  6. Joyce says:

    Dark chocolate is soothing and calming to my senses besides being nourishing for my .body.

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