Chocolate & Healthy Treats
There is a misconception that sweet things that taste good are generally unhealthy for our bodies, a lot of the time this may be true however, products such as dark chocolate offer many unique health benefits. In addition to this treating yourself with tasty food is known to elevate your mood and relieve stress.
What is sugar and how does it affect our health?
Today an average person consumes around 24 kilograms of sugar each year. Due to the high quantities consumed many scientific studies have tried to examine positive and negative effects of this popular food substance. In all of their findings, some effects could be tested and proven to be true, but many were left inconclusive and unfinished. With that said, the benefits of sugar are much easier to prove than harmful effects.
- Dark Chocolate is a Powerful Source of Antioxidants
- Dark Chocolate May Improve Blood Flow and Lower Blood Pressure
- Dark Chocolate Raises HDL and Protects LDL Against Oxidation
- Dark Chocolate May Lower The Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
There is a large amount of evidence showing that cocoa can provide powerful health benefits, being especially protective against cardiovascular disease. But of course, this doesn’t mean people should go all out and consume lots of chocolate every day. It is still loaded with calories and easy to overeat on. Maybe have a square or two after dinner and try to really savor them.