Chocolate can help you get fit.

While this may sound oxymoronic, there are several researches done about the subject and there are really some amazing benefits that chocolates can do to the body. But before you open your drawer and munch up that hidden piece you said you wouldn’t eat until new year, be advised. Number one, not all chocolates are created the same, that means that most of the research favors the dark one and second, if you only eat chocolates, it will be more harm than good.

But, with that said, you can still enjoy that chocolate. Before you do, take a look at some of the health benefits that eating chocolates can give you:

Chocolates are good for the heart

Asides from chocolates being a comfort food, it is scientifically proven that eating it can reduce the risk of getting stroke and improves blood circulation. Basically, it helps restore the flexibility of the arteries and it prevents the white blood cells from getting stuck in your arteries.

Chocolates can help you lose weight

How in the world is that possible? According to research, eating a small amount of chocolate before or after a meal produces hormones in the brain that simply says “I’m full”. In this way, you will not over eat and that is the magic of chocolate!

Chocolates produces happy babies

If you don’t have one yet and want to have a smiling cutie – then eat chocolates. A particular study was able to see that those parents who ate more chocolates had babies that smiles frequently than those who didn’t. They say that it was because of the happy mood of the moms since they were the ones eating the chocolates.

 

Chocolates can prevent diabetes

This may sound absurd now, however the key idea is that it’s for prevention. Research suggest that eating dark chocolate may prevent or delay diabetes because it helps with insulin sensitivity.

Chocolates can protect your skin

Flavonols which is an active ingredient in dark chocolates, are a type of antioxidant that can help from the sun’s UV damage.

 

Knowing these benefits can help you feel less guilt when indulging your favorite sweet.

 

About The Author

Cathy spends part of her days wondering how to combine her 2 loves, writing and photography. The rest of her time she spends taking care of her two babies. Sheena, a Labrador retriever & Amanda, a Siberian husky. She’s been an OLEIA user since May.

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