Chocolate. Health Benefits of Chocolate.
Anyone who eats a chocolate bar when they are hungry knows that following the initials feeling of fullness there is an energy dip. It was found long time ago that chocolate has many health benefits, so the news for sugar and chocolate lovers isn’t all bad!
Of course, you shouldn’t eat lots of it, but in moderation. The nutritional value of chocolate varies according to recipe and it not really true that dark chocolate is of more nutritional value. But you should know chocolate contains protein, fat, calcium, vitamins E, PP, B1 & B2, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron and phytochemicals, or plant extract, mainly from the cocoa bean.
I was found in many science researches that cocoa butter in the human body releases hormone endorphin, which also calls hormone of pleasure. And because of that we experience nice, warm feelings of happiness after we eat chocolate. And even more to that- An American doctors found out that the pleasure of chocolate similar to feelings of a kiss! Also chocolate has some aphrodisiac qualities, no wonder so many women love chocolate!
That doesn’t mean that you should indulge in lots of chocolate bar and candy, but what it means is that a small portion of dark chocolate included in your regular diet may be beneficial to your health.
Please, beware of processed chocolate that also contain other ingredients, such as toffee or nuts, because it automatically makes the calorie level up to skyward. Always choose an organic dark chocolate from your health food stores, such as Whole Foods or Trader Joes, or any other health food store in your area. Buy several bars in advance if you can.
Some people with acne problems afraid to eat chocolate, but we can assure you that it has been proven that chocolate does not cause an acne or aggravate the condition. So, you can eat your favorite chocolate bar, but just remember always be moderate and consider it as a luxury food to be eaten sparingly.