Wow! I personally love Chocolate.
THE BEST Part is it’s right before Hallowe’en– which Makes this Holiday have perfect timing! And My New Favourite!
Sorry, I’m personally Not A Fan of Dark Chocolate, I prefer Milk Chocolate. I’ll get to that later or you can skip to that part right here. I know it’s suppose to be good for us So here are 7 Awesome Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate.
Who Knew Right?
That information came from this article right here written By Dr. Axe. You can read more about that here: 7 Awesome Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate – Dr. Axe
Because Dark chocolate has a higher proportion of flavanols than milk chocolate.
There is a super article written by fitday, which you can read up on here.
For men, that number is 150 calories, about 9 teaspoons. Chocolate with 72 percent cocoa solids has less sugar than milk chocolate or even dark chocolate with 50 percent cocoa. A 1-ounce bar of dark chocolate with 70 to 85 percent cocoa contains 6.8 grams of sugar.
San Diego State University compared 31 subjects who ate either dark chocolate containing 70 percent cocoa solids or white chocolate with 0 percent cocoa solids. Which you can read all about the Benefits and Risks of 72 Percent Dark Chocolate Here.
Chocolate comes from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. Cacao, which has been cultivated for at least three millennia, is grown in Mexico, Central America and Northern South America. The earliest known documentation of using cacao seeds is from around 1100 BC. The cacao tree seeds have a very intense, bitter taste that must be fermented to develop the flavor.
Once the seeds have been fermented, the beans are dried, cleaned and roasted. After roasting, the shell is removed to produce cacao nibs. The cacao nibs are then ground into cocoa mass, which is pure chocolate in rough form. The cocoa mass is usually liquefied then molded with or without other ingredients. At this point in the process, it is called chocolate liquor. The chocolate liquor may then be processed into two components: cocoa solids and cocoa butter.
Apparently, White chocolate is made with a blend of sugar, cocoa butter, milk products, vanilla, and a fatty substance called lecithin. Technically, white chocolate is not a chocolate—and it doesn’t really taste like one—because it doesn’t contain chocolate solids.
Yes, I recommend them all! (in moderation of course and not in one seating)
I Want Some Chocolate NOW- How about You? Comment Below and let us know what is your Favorite Chocolate Fix? Hmmm….
Women who ate chocolate daily during their pregnancy reported that they were better able to handle stress than mothers-to-be who abstained. Also, a Finnish study found their babies were happier and smiled more.
Hmm, so your options are popping a piece of premium chocolate or sticking a pacifier in your screaming baby’s mouth?
If you’re wondering how you can add dark chocolate to your diet plan without putting on pounds, the good news is that it should be easier than you expect.
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen found that dark chocolate is far more filling, offering more of a feeling of satiety than its lighter-colored sibling. That is, dark chocolate lessens cravings for sweet, salty, and fatty foods. So if indulging in a bit of healthy dark chocolate should not only make it easy for you to stick to the small portion recommended for optimal health, but it should make it easier for you to stick to your diet in general. Jackpot! Source: Women’s HealthMag
The latest research backs up claims that chocolate has cardiovascular benefits: In a 9-year Swedish study of more than 31,000 women, those who ate one or two servings of dark chocolate each week cut their risk for heart failure by as much as a third.
You Can Read the rest of the article here. Source: Women’s HealthMag
“Flavonoids increase nitric oxide production,” says lead researcher Claudio Ferri, M.D., a professor at the University of L’Aquila in Italy. “And that helps control insulin sensitivity.” Source: Women’s HealthMag
And as it turns out, that kind of emotional eating might not be such a bad thing. After a breakup, break out a dark chocolate bar rather than a pint of ice cream. Read all about that here Women’s HealthMag
Study after study proves that dark chocolate—sweet, rich, and delicious—is good for more than curing a broken heart. The secret behind its powerful punch is cacao, also the source of the sweet’s distinct taste. Packed with healthy chemicals like flavonoids and theobromine, this little bean is a disease-killing bullet. The only problem? Cacao on its own is bitter, chalky, nasty stuff. Hence why I’m not into the Dark chocolate. Brig on the milk, sugar, and butter—good for your taste buds, not always good for your health!
So limit yourself to 7 ounces, or about four dark chocolate bars, a week.says Mary Engler, Ph.D., a professor of physiological nursing at the University of California at San Francisco Source: Women’s HealthMag
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I Hope YOU Enjoyed this Health and Wellness article regarding the 10 amazing benefits of Chocolate and feel less guilt when you enjoy this treat today and any other day.
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Originally posted 2017-10-28 06:32:01.