Some people would live to eat only chocolate. Chocolate is considered a sweet treat and we are often told to avoid them. But the fact is that not all chocolate are the same. The ones that are made from the natural cocoa bean and doesn’t have too many additives and sugars – which is dark chocolate, is excellent for health.
Cocoa beans are packed with wonders.
Have a look at the five reasons to include chocolate in your diet:
1) It is loaded with antioxidants
The antioxidants in chocolate enhance memory and cognition and reduce your risk of dementia.
Research has proved that it can improve short term memory retention.
2) It can help maintain healthy body weight
It has been found that cocoahelps block the enzymes that are responsible for the body’s digestion of fats and carbohydrates. So if you’re already eating a healthy, relatively low-calorie diet then chocolate might help you maintain your weight or even lose a few pounds.
3) Makes your heart healthier
Chocolate contains flavonoids that lower your blood pressure while simultaneously raising your level of HDL—the good cholesterol.
4) It curbs cravings
Eating a small bit of it everyday can keep your cravings away especially of the sweet stuff.
5) It makes you smarter
I know this sounds hard to believe but it has been discovered that countries with the highest per capita chocolate consumption are also the countries with the most Nobel Prize winners.
Now that you know how good it is for you, you can indulge without any feelings of guilt.