What not a better way to make your day than an excuse to eat chocolate! Chocolate has so many powerful benefits so Yes, you can have your chocolate and eat it too!
We often talk about other foods that have beneficial and powerful health benefits but today we talk about chocolate, one of the powerful super foods that we all love! Today enjoy chocolate guilt free and on me!
7 benefits of chocolate
-High in antioxidants: Chocolate is high in flavonoids,  which has been linked to cancer prevention and other diseases.
-Helps with cholesterol:  Dark chocolate has been shown to reduce LDL (“bad” cholesterol).
-Reduces inflammation
-Lowers blood pressure
-Helps with mood: Chocolate contains tryptophan, a precursor of serotonin, which can help with depression. Chocolate has been known as the “love chemical”.
Improves blood flow:  Cocoa has been shown to have anti-clotting, blood-thinning properties that work in a similar way as aspirin.
It’s delicious! Enough said…
With all this being said, this doesn’t mean you can eat any kind of chocolate incorporate Butterfingers into your daily diet. The right kind of chocolate is key to all these benefits!
Beneficial chocolate is not loaded with caramel, high amounts of sugar or found in packaged processed foods. The studies that have been done to reveal all the beneficial properties were based off of cocoa powder or dark chocolate. Dark chocolate, chocolate that is at least 70% cocoa.
7 ways to Enjoy and Incorporate Chocolate into your Healthy Lifestyle:
-By the pure ounce!
-Complemented with berries and sips of Port! 🙂
-Cacoa powder sprinkled over oatmeal. (yes, chocolate for breakfast)
-Cacoa nips in a healthy trail mix.
-Smothered over your favorite fruit. Any dipped fruit makes for a great treat!
-Melted and drizzled over a bowl of frozen yogurt.
-Cacoa powder added to your favorite Protein shake.
Enjoy the indulgence for both the flavor and ALL the powerful benefits!