Probably your mum has been nagging, while you were growing up, not to eat too many sweets since they contain a lot of sugar, they are bad for your health, and they will especially ruin your teeth. That certainly isn’t the case with chocolate since it actually has more nutritional value then you may know, explicitly dark chocolate. Rich with cocoa, and antioxidants, dark chocolate most surely has many benefits, and here are the reasons why you should eat more of it.
The serotonin effect
Serotonin is a “happy” molecule or a chemical messenger that can boost up your mood and make you feel happy. And dark chocolate definitely does that. Since it contains an amino acid called tryptophan, which contributes to the brain making serotonin, by eating chocolate you would be feeling more content and satisfied. So, don’t be afraid to indulge yourself in this fantastic comfort food.
Healthy perks of dark chocolate
The most powerful effect of dark chocolate is that is completely beneficial for your general health. It is a proven fact that eating dark chocolate on a daily basis reduces blood pressure and prevents the formation of blood clots. What is more, it rehabilitates the flexibility of major arteries and in that way reduces the risk of stroke. It also contains essential minerals that are rich in potassium, zinc, and selenium and that contributes to having healthier skin. Consequently, you may have heard that many sun protection creams contain dark chocolate, that is because it has flavonols that are great for sun resistance.
Altering your body constitution
If you sometimes feel guilty for eating chocolate from your stash, because you fear that it would alter your body structure, you are actually one of the many who is fooled by this misconception. Dark chocolate consists of healthy nutrients and low fats, and it has been proven to help you lose weight. One bar a day of this delicious treat will send signals to your brain that you feel full, and in that way, your body has subsidized the necessary dose of sugar for the day.
Make the most of its usage
Next to standardized recipes for consumption, such as making hot chocolate, ice cream, or your favorite cake, dark chocolate can be used in many other ways, believe it or not. Firstly, most of the athlete put dark chocolate in their protein shakes because it gives them more stamina and endurance when doing physical work. Also, you can get a little bit unconventional and try a dark chocolate sauce, which is a unique recipe for the brave, after you have roasted the meat you just pour this chocolate magic and you will enliven your senses. Have you heard of chocolate massage? Oh yes, since dark chocolate increases skin density and hydration this is one of the greatest usages you can think about.
Boost up your mood
So, we are aware that regularly eating this tasty delight can improve our health, especially cholesterol, it can also upgrade our mood as feel. So much so that companies have started to make White label cbd chocolate to further increase the mood-lifting benefits of chocolate. As mentioned, before chocolate increases the serotonin effect which is an excellent mood booster. In addition, chocolate in small amounts is said to reduce your stress as well, which could truly make it a comfort food. So whenever you feel down, the best thing is to go out in the fresh air, call your friend for a cup of green coffee, and eat a piece of dark chocolate. It can energize your body just like coffee because it contains caffeine as well. If you feel tired or just not yourself, a square of dark chocolate will certainly lift up your spirit.
Satisfy your senses
On one hand, we are aware that it is rich in fiber and has numerous health benefits, but on the other hand, it tastes rather bitter and not so pleasurable. Children rather prefer plain milk chocolate, which is much full of sugar processed additives, than eating this dark delight. The way you can implement dark chocolate in their regular usage is to grate it on the top of the creamy milkshake, mix it with ice cream topping, or trick them by inserting small portions in their favorite brownie. Since they don’t dig the taste, they will not notice it that much here.
Richness and moisture
We are familiar with the medical benefits of eating dark chocolate in contrast to white or milk ones. Not only does it lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, but it is also filled with healthy antioxidants. Okay, but what about the flavor? Many reckon that its richness lies in its fiber, copper and magnesium consistency, thus making it a superfood. But its richness and benefits also lie in your stomach- it is a proven probiotic. The moisture creates good absorption of nutrients in your stomach, feeding the good bacteria, and in that way helping your body strive and of course lifting your mood.
This marvelous cocoa bean has definitely more positive benefits than any other. Making you smarter, healthier, more beautiful due to its spa treatment possibilities, what more can you ask for? Without hesitation try to implement dark chocolate into your diet, and be assured that your body will be grateful.
33 thoughts on “Dark Chocolate Benefits: Here are the Reasons Why You Should Eat More of It”
I really like the chocolate article.
It completely eliminates the ‘guilt’ factor.
Btw way, when you say “have dark chocolate every day” I hope you mean have a LOT of dark chocolate.
Great post I knew dark chocolate was good for you, I just never knew all the reasons, very informative thanks for sharing!
My sister eats a few dark chocolate chips with some nuts for a healthy snack. I never had the taste for dark chocolate. I prefer Milk chocolate instead.
You don’t have to tell me twice! I love chocolate, especially dark chocolate. I realized the health benefits of it before when it comes to mental health, so I like to keep it in my diet. Thanks for the post!
I knew dark chocolate was better than milk chocolate but who knew there were so many health benefits! This is great as I love dark chocolate!
Love chocolate! Thank you for reminding everyone of the health benefits.
Seriously, even without knowing the benefits of dark chocolate I still love it. I can’t get enough of it and, luckily, it has a lot of benefits so, yey!
I am chocolate lover. Dark chocolates are great and eating it feels like heaven. And it’s a fact that dark chocolates has a lot of health benefits and who wouldn’t resist chocolates, right?! 🙂
I only use good quality dark chocolate for my baking but occasionally have a square or two with coffee. When I was a teenager I discovered that eating chocolates makes me sleepy so I tend to avoid them, even though I don’t have such an issue with dark chocolate.
I was a bit skeptical trying out dark chocolate for the first time, but now I like it much better than milk chocolates.Once I learned about it’s health benefits (apparently similar to red wine), I totally gave up the sugary ones. Good to know more about the goodness of dark chocolate. Thanks
I am all for any excuse to eat more chocolate! Dark chocolate isn’t my most favorite, but I supposed that might make it easier to have a little on a daily basis without going overboard!
Oh how cool. I love dark chocolate…it’s nice to know its good for me too!
I have quite the sweet tooth, so finding healthier options is a must. I had no clue dark chocolate also provided sun protection. I know I’ll be eating dark chocolate to satisfy my sweet tooth all summer long.
I am not a huge fan of chocolate but I can say when I do eat it, it’s because of the health benefits that come along with it.
I’m all for eating more chocolate! This is a great post, I really learned a few new things I didn’t know. I will be getting some dark chocolate!
This article is great!I love dark chocolates and it’s nice to know more about it. Thanks for sharing!
Dark chocolate is so good! I especially like dark chocolate truffles!
I’ve always heard that dark chocolate is good for you, but I’ve never been on board with its taste! It has been a while since I’ve tried it, so I might have to give it another go now that my tastebuds have matured!
Im a chocolate lover ohhh.Thank for sharing about the dark chocolate.
This is such an informative post, I really wish I could just enjoy dark chocolate more!
I am not really a sweet tooth, but I do enjoy a bit of dark chocolate from time to time 🙂 I like the idea of combining green tea and chocolate, I’ll have to try that 🙂
I love dark chocolate. I knew it was healthy, but I didn’t know HOW healthy or in what way. This was a great read.
I had no idea that dark chocolate was good for so many things in our bodies. Now I don’t feel bad about eating it!
I love dark chocolate. What ever things make will dark chocolate i will eat it. It’s looks like boost my mood every time ate this.
Woah, this is so cool! Does that mean I can eat how many dark chocolate I want? But, is it true that dark chocolate won’t add weight to you?
This is totally something that I can get on board with! I love the taste of dark chocolate, plus it’s dairy-free!
You had me at eat more chocolate. That’s all I needed to hear. 🙂
I never knew these facts about dark chocolate. It makes me want to eat more and more of it!
I LOVE chocolate, haha. Dark chocolate is definitely one of my favorites. I already knew it was healthy, just need to eat more of it, lol.
I wish I liked chocolate. It’s the one sweet I can do without. Of course the one sweet that’s good for you, I won’t eat.
I’ve known that they have lots of benefits but even some of those I didn’t know until now. It’s a good thing the whole family loves dark chocolate.
I love dark chocolate and buy it at my favorite store. Interestingly, I never used to like it when I was much younger but I love it now.
Oh yes, when it comes to brighten up my senses, I totally agree! When I have a chocolate in my mouth, I let myself feel all these things in me and it is so good, I swear.
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