Hi beautiful people. I trust the year has been going amazingly well for you guys. If it’s not,just keep believing it will turn out amazing and work towards it.
So I will be having conversations centered around chocolate this July. I did part one of this, check it out before we go further on part two which is “benefits of chocolate”, if you have not click here to read
I would be focusing on dark chocolates and pure cocoa powder because that’s where the real benefit of cocoa lies in because there is no much sugar or milk content in it to reduce the potency of the healthy benefits of cocoa. This is one of the main reasons I go for dark chocolate and a cup of pure cocoa drink most times although I indulge myself in other types of chocolate once in a while.
Dark chocolate is packed with healthy minerals such as potassium, zinc and sorotonine, copper, magnesium and Iron.
Dark chocolate and cocoa powder helps with weight loss, yes chocolate,I know, I know you are wondering how that works? So for a certain period at some point in my life, I usually take a cup of hot chocolate drink made with only pure cocoa powder, I put just about one table spoon of cocoa powder in a cup of hot water. I noticed that after a cup is taken, my craving for food is less and I feel a bit fuller and I also noticed when I was consistent with this for a month, there was actually a weight loss experienced.
Dark chocolate or cocoa powder is one of the food with the highest amount of flavonols which can also be called antioxidant; antioxidant helps fight radical in the cells and prevents growth of some disease. Flavonols also helps on the fight against cardisvasular disease.
Flavonols helps in protecting the skin against sun damage although one still needs to be take extra added measure against sun burn and darkening of the skin by the sun. Flavonols help or promote anti-viral, anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy.
Feel good and better; chocolate makes one feel good. Chocolate makes one feel good. Chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA) which is the same chemical that your brain creates when you feel like you are following in love. PEA encourages your brain to release feel good endorphims.
The feel good feeling good feeling chocolate gives also indirectly helps with depression. Chocolate is also pressumed to reduce stress especially in expectant mothers.
Chocolate is the ultimate comfort food, a reliable source of consolation when life puts us through a lot of stress. It’s a good mood-enhancer and romance inducer.