Other things are food but chocolate is chocolate. Chocolate is a delicacy which does not need any introduction, it is like a heavenly pleasure for everyone with a sweet tooth. Chocolate is made from the beans of tree called Theobroma Cacao which means ‘Food of the Gods’, this is enough to prove its endearment.
Chocolate is surrounded by many myths like it makes you gain weight, it causes tooth decay and cavities, it causes acne, it is high in caffeine, it causes hyperactivity, Chocolate lacks nutritional value etc. making people think about it as an unhealthy food.
Here are some facts about chocolate that will change your conscience about it-
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1. Chocolate can be a part of a healthy diet
It can contribute towards a healthy diet when eaten in moderation and accompanied by regular exercise. It is rich in fibre and minerals like iron, magnesium etc. Dark chocolate is better for good health than the others. It boosts your brain health. Researchers have found that chocolate produces dopamine in the brain which promotes a sense of wellbeing. According to research, flavonoids found in chocolate may lower blood pressure and improve blood flow overall. The treat’s flavonoids cause dilation of blood vessels, which in turn helps to lower blood pressure.
2. Chocolate contributes to healthy teeth
It contains elements like phosphate, calcium and protein which in keeping your tooth enamel healthy. Other than that it retains in your mouth for lesser time than other sweets, meaning its sugars are in contact with teeth for a shorter period leading to less cavities.
3. Skin benefits
It protects your skin from drying out i.e. it reduces the moisture loss of your skin and sunburns by boosting the blood circulation in fine capillaries in the top layer of your skin helping it to draw more oxygen and nutrients. Dark chocolate is a skin-friendly ingredient that helps keeping your skin healthy, glowing and just flawless. It also keeps your skin well-nourished and moist. With great sun protection properties, it helps preventing conditions like sunburns and skin cancer.
4. Everyone loves chocolates and those who don’t are lying.
Chocolates are most loved because they are chocolates. Anything is good if it is made of chocolates.
5. Children can be easily bribed by the chocolates
Chocolates are loved by all age groups but kids are the most diverted towards chocolates.
6. Chocolates bring you close
The conversation starts with chocolates. Chocolates speak louder than words whether it be praising someone or apologizing. Maybe the gift of chocolates on Valentines Day is more than mere custom.
7. It makes you feel good
Cacao has long been used as an aphrodisiac due to the compounds it contains that send a “feel-good” message to the brain. Dark chocolate helps one de-stress, relax, and produce higher levels of energy. So, whenever you feel low eat chocolates. The contents of dark chocolate help in the production of endorphins which are produced by the brain cells and are known to alleviate the mood. It stimulates the brain cells and is known to relax a person.
It’s World Chocolate Day. So, let’s celebrate with chocolate that will make occasion all the more sweet.
Happy World Chocolate Day from Team Flying Penguins!!