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6 Reasons You Should Eat More Chocolate

by Elena Athon 13 days ago in healthy

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6 Reasons You Should Eat More Chocolate
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The word "chocolate" can make anyone happy. What's not to love about a sweet treat that makes you feel good and tastes great?

Not much, but what if I told you that there are actually some surprising health benefits of eating dark chocolate?

Chocolate is a delicious treat that many feel guilty about eating, but this guilt should not stop you from enjoying chocolate.

Dark chocolate contains less sugar than milk or white chocolates, has many health benefits, and can improve your looks.

Plus, it tastes amazing!

Don't feel guilty anymore for eating chocolate!

1) Dark Chocolate has antioxidants

Chocolate is a rich harvest of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that can benefit your health.

Dark chocolate is an excellent source of antioxidants, which can help protect your body from free radicals that cause cell damage.

Free radicals are oxygen-containing molecules with an uneven number of electrons. They can cause damage to cells and DNA, which leads the body's immune system into a frenzy.

The antioxidants in dark chocolate can help to neutralize free radicals and protect your body from any damage they may cause.

2) It can help prevent heart disease

Eating dark chocolate can really benefit your heart health. It can help lower your blood pressure and decrease the risk of heart disease.

This is because dark chocolate contains flavonoids, which are plant-based nutrients that have been shown to reduce inflammation in our bodies!

This means they may also be beneficial for lowering high cholesterol levels or preventing strokes from happening too often (or at all).

The flavonoids in dark chocolate can also reduce blood clotting, which is a risk factor for heart attacks.

So eating this delicious treat may actually be good news when it comes down the line!

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3) It's good for your skin

Chocolate can help your skin look younger by reducing wrinkles and improving skin elasticity.

This is because it contains antioxidants that can help protect your body from free radicals, which cause cell damage.

Dark chocolate also has a high concentration of magnesium!

Magnesium helps with the production of collagen in our bodies - this makes dark chocolates great for those who have acne or suffer dryness on their face.

Also, eating chocolate will make you smile, which will make you a great person to hang around. Who doesn't like happy people?

4) It boosts brain function

Dark chocolate can make you smarter! It contains a chemical called "catechin" found in green tea and has been shown to improve memory, focus, and attention span.

It also helps with the production of dopamine - this neurotransmitter can help you feel happy!

Dopamine levels are often low when we're feeling stressed or anxious, so eating dark chocolate may be able to help with that.

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5) It improves mood

When you feel down, a bite of dark chocolate can help you improve your mood by releasing endorphins.

It also contains a chemical called "phenylethylamine" found in our brains and can make you feel happy!

It's the same feeling as when we fall head over heels for someone or experience an adrenaline rush - it makes us excited about life, hopeful of new possibilities to come.

6) It can help you lose weight

Some studies show that eating moderate amounts of dark chocolate may even promote weight loss.

Dark chocolate contains antioxidants that can help you burn fat, and it also has a low glycemic index which means the sugar is released slowly into your bloodstream.

This will keep blood sugars stable, avoid insulin spikes (which make us crave more sweets).

The reason for this is because it contains polyphenols that are proven to help stimulate metabolism.

Also, these polyphenols increase fat burning and decrease appetite.

So if you're craving something sweet and want to lose weight at the same time, try eating more dark chocolate!

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Do you need any more excuses for eating chocolate? Chocolate lovers out there enjoy your favorite treat and the benefits it has for you.

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Elena Athon
Elena Athon
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Blogging has allowed me to explore my creativity and voice in ways that I never knew were possible - all while connecting with people who are passionate about the same things as myself. Check out my blog: www.butterfulsoul.com

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