A Sweet Truth: Chocolates are Good For You!
Whatever be the season, whatever be the reason, the very thought of chocolate can make us lick our lips in eagerness. Right? Just about everyone on the planet loves chocolate. Who can resist that rich, bold flavour? What comes to your mind when you think of chocolates? We heard you saying, melt in mouth goodness complimented with happiness whenever a chocolicious thought crosses your mind. The world loves chocolate, for there’s nothing chocolate can’t do. It can lift your senses, turn your frown around, fix a heartache and can turn a sad day into a good one! Whether you’re happy, sad, celebrating, want to gift something- chocolates are what most of us prefer!
But enough of the taste of this decadent treat. Every chocolatier faces the guilt of putting on weight or of overindulgence. Yes, it’s true overeating does harm our body but eating in moderation is the key to an effective chocolate weight loss plan. We agree a lot of us get relentless cravings for a sweet chocolate treat now and then. Consuming small amounts of dark chocolates like cashew dark compound and dark chocolate almonds can ward off those intense cravings that ultimately lead to overconsumption.
Let’s look at some tempting benefits of this delicious treat so that the next time you take a bite, you don’t have to feel guilty about it.
Benefits of Chocolates
Antioxidant-Rich: Its antioxidant potential may have a range of health benefits. The higher the cocoa content, as in dark chocolate, the more benefits there are. Dark chocolate may also contain less fat and sugar, giving you a healthy option to binge on.
Improve Blood Flow and Lower Blood Pressure: It’s been suggested that enjoying rich dark chocolate is linked to lower blood pressure. The polyphenols present in chocolates initiate healthy blood flow in our system and decreases the risks of hypertension and other heart-related diseases.
Protects Skin from Sun: The bio-active compounds in dark chocolate may also be great for your skin. The flavonoids from cocoa can improve blood flow to the skin and protect it from sun damage. So, if you’re planning a beach vacation, consider loading up on dark chocolate in the prior weeks and months.
Boosts Brain Power: The good news isn’t over yet. Dark chocolate may also improve the function of your brain. Cocoa may also significantly improve cognitive function in elderly people with mental impairment. It may improve verbal fluency and several risk factors for disease, as well.
Keeps Your Heart Healthy: Perhaps the most important of all and heart touching moments for all chocolate lovers is when the doctor recommends having a bite or two of chocolates as it can reduce the risk of heart disease. Dark chocolate protects against the oxidation of LDL, the so-called bad cholesterol that collects in the walls of blood vessels and can ultimately cause _ blockages.
Makes You Feel Good: While just the thought of chocolate brings a wide grin to your face, science explains why it uplifts your mood. Dark chocolate boosts the serotonin level (the feel-good hormone) in the body as the carbohydrates present in the form of sugar signal the body to produce more serotonin.
Bar of Nutrients: Chocolate is full of nutrients, but again, the darker the chocolate, the healthier it is. Some of the nutrients that a bar of chocolate includes are copper, zinc, magnesium, iron and phosphorus. So next time if your kids ask for a mini chocolate treat, don’t say No to them!
Protects Your Teeth: This one for all the kids who've been chased by their mothers to brush. As dark chocolates contain theobromine which eliminates bacteria and hardens tooth enamel, so if you practice good dental hygiene, dark chocolates can lower your risk of getting cavities! Go tell your mom and put an end to the drama, once and for all.
Help Alleviate a Cough: How had we never heard of this before? The most delicious way to kick a cough is with, you guessed it, chocolate. This is because of the chemical composition of your little sweet treat.
Of course, this doesn’t mean you should go all out and consume lots of chocolate every day. It is still loaded with calories and easy to overeat. You can have a square or two after dinner and try to savour them. And if you are not on a diet spree and want to seriously enjoy all the flavours of chocolates, House of Candy is waiting for you to relish on other nutty and fruity chocolate delights like chocolate flavoured beans, blackcurrant white compound, chocolate flavoured fudge, hazelnut milk chocolate, mango white compound and chocolate vanilla fudge to name a few.