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Dark Chocolate… A Hearty Bite
March, 2019
 
 

Love is a wonderful feeling that makes your world spin. While the whole world is enjoying the post valentine pleasure, many of you are probably worried about how to keep away from the chocolicious hampers you’ve got, and ways to fit in your favourite dresses. Well, you needn’t worry about your health, because a little bittle dark chocolate can help you shed that fat, and is good for your heart! And the most important thing is, it’s full of love!

A small square of dark chocolate melted on the tongue for 20 minutes before and after your meals can do a great job. Neuroscience research has proved that dark chocolate triggers your hunger hormones to say “I’m full”. This alters your appetite reducing the amount of food you consume and limits subsequent snacking. As a result, there’s a healthy chain reaction on your overall health, especially on your heart.

Dark Chocolate To Pep You Up With A Healthy Heart

As powerful as they are in making you feel good, chocolates charge your mood and make your heart equally healthy! According to international studies that were conducted way back in the 1970s, chocolates can reduce the risk of coronary heart diseases. Dark chocolate raises good cholesterol in the body, improves the heart rate, and prevents blood clotting in the blood vessels. As a result, controlled consumption of chocolates (more specifically the ones that have less milk and more cocoa) can help improve your cardiovascular health.

Cocoa, on the other hand, contains flavonoids which are impressive antioxidants that protect the body against free radicals. Free radicals are single atoms with unpaired electrons in the body, which scavenge the body in the process of looking for electrons to pair with. These atoms cause damage to the arteries and trigger the build-up of plaque in the blood vessels, while on the lookout for pairing. What an irony, even the cells in the body need a valentine! That’s how important love is, and gracious to be paired is.