Nothing contentious today. No dangerous subjects. Nope, today we’re talking about chocolate! I do love a nice piece, or three…….. of chocolate. But like everything else, not all chocolate is created equal.
I am still a lover or milk chocolate and the odd bit of white chocolate but instead of doing us good those two choices really don’t.
Dark chocolate is a whole different thing, however. There are a number of pretty impressive benefits associated with eating dark chocolate.
First and foremost dark chocolate is full of antioxidants that neutralise free radicals and protect the body from damage. These antioxidants include vitamins and minerals and, significant studies have shown, that eating moderate amounts of dark chocolate definitely has a positive effect on heart health.
Lots of research is being done but there are correlations to dark chocolate lowering blood pressure,…..improving blood flow to the heart and brain…..an improvement to heart circulation….. and improved blood clotting.
Now don’t take this as a license to eat a chocolate bar a day, although I have to admit to being tempted, the results are positive and well-founded.
So, if you’re a chocolate lover, look for a good quality brand that is nice and dark – 70% and above.