Have no fear you Vday Chocolate lovers … Here are 5 great reasons to not feel guilty about those delicious chocolates staring at you today this post Valentine’s Day!
Chocolate has many wonderful benefits … That is if you eat the right kind!
#1 Chocolate is Rich in Antioxidants: The antioxidants in chocolate enhance memory and cognition and reduce your risk of dementia.
# 2 Dark chocolate equates to Heart Health: Studies show that dark chocolate can actually lower your blood pressure and rise your HDL (the good kind of cholesterol).
#3 It Enhances Your Mood: There’s no denying that indulging in a chocolate treat every now and then tastes and feels great. Enjoying food is part of enjoying life, sometimes you will do yourself more of disservice by restricting too much. Just have a small piece of chocolate and move on. Now you feel happier and haven’t put a huge dent in your healthy lifestyle.
#4 Dark Cacao Chocolate is good for your skin: Well, it doesn’t matter. Not only does it not cause breakouts, it’s actually good for your skin! Flavonoids found in dark chocolate protect women’s skin from the sun’s UV rays.. Please don’t replace your sunscreen with Chocolate, just embrace that you are promoting skin health too.
#5 Chocolate actually may increase your life span: Jeanne Louise Calment lived to the age of 122—the oldest anyone has ever lived. She ate two and a half pounds of dark chocolate per week. Harvard researchers found that eating chocolate actually adds two years to your life expectancy.
Research the chocolates above and choose wisely if you want the above results …