Why You Should Not Quit Chocolate!

The chocolate lovers have even more reasons to love chocolate now. I absolutely love love love chocolate and I  know that 99.9% of people on this planet have the same feelings for chocolate.

Chocolate has always been considered bad for health because of its high-fat content, caffeine and the health issues it has been associated with like obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, anxiety, heart diseases etc. But recent studies have proved that chocolate is loaded with antioxidants and is very good for overall health. More the cocoa content in chocolate, better it is for your health.

1. Lowers Bad Cholesterol: According to recent studies, the chocolate bars that contain plant sterols and cocoa flavanols help in lowering LDL " the bad cholesterol".
2. Support Skin Health: The flavonols and antioxidants in chocolate help in getting rid of toxins from the body thus promote clear & healthy skin.

3. Cure Chronic Fatigue: The caffeine in chocolate helps in alleviate the fatigue.  Dark chocolate is high in cocoa and low in sugar thus can be beneficial for fatigue.

4. Reduce The Risk of Heart Diseases And Stroke: The flavonol in chocolate has same properties as of aspirin thus promote healthy blood flow and reduce the chances of blood clotting also, thus lowers the risk of heart diseases and stroke.

5. Support Cognitive Function: Cocoa in chocolate is a rich source of neuroprotective compounds which is beneficial for the brain health. According to recent studies, flavonol in chocolate helps with improving memory and cognitive function.

6. Prevent Inflammation: The antioxidants in chocolates and the anti-inflammatory properties of flavonol helps with any inflammation inside the body.

7. Cure Anxiety: Dark chocolate has a large amount of tryptophan( amino acid) in it which has the same function as of serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that influences mood & help with anxiety.

If chocolate is taken in moderation in a healthy routine, you don't really need to worry about the fat content and the caffeine in it. Both the fat and caffeine is harmful to us when consumed in high quantity. Best way to get its benefits are by eating natural dark chocolate. Dark chocolate covered almonds & raisins are also a good way to enjoy chocolate without worries.


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