I have a confession to make: I love chocolate. But on the other side I don't feel alone doing that confession. Apart the fact that chocolate is delicious it's very good and healthy in a lot of ways. Here you get 12 awesome reasons to eat chocolate EVERY DAY.
1. Dark chocolate protect the heart.
According to several studies, chocolate can protect against cardiovascular diseases. A study at San Diego State University showed that people who eat 50 gram of dark chocolate every day for two weeks lowered their blood sugar and had lower levels of bad cholesterol, in comparison to another group of people who didn’t eat dark chocolate. Another study, from Australia, involving 2000 people shows that a daily dose of dark chocolate can prevent heart attack’s.
2. Chocolate can protect your skin towards dangerous sunlight and improve your skin.
A German study on women showed that chocolate can work as a light sun protection and decrease the effects of UV light with up to 20 percent. It also improves your skin.
Source: The Journal of Nutrition.
3. Chocolate can be calming.
Eating chocolate and feeling calm. You’ve probably felt that connection. And now there is scientific evidence for that! According to a study from The Journal of Psychopharmacology, people who eat chocolate are calmer that people who don’t.
Source: Journal of Psychopharmacology.
4. Kind towards blood sugar.
According to studies at two institutes in Sweden milk chocolate and white chocolate, increase the content of blood sugar and the level of insulin. But dark chocolate have a very small effect on the level of insulin. That’s why dark chocolate is especially good for people who are overweight and for those who have diabetes.
Source: Karolinska Institutet.
5. Lower blood pressure.
Scientists at Yale University have discovered that theobromine, the bitter substance in chocolate, maybe is what keeping the blood pressure in order. A study showed that people who eat chocolate have a larger tendency having an even level of blood pressure.
Source: Yale University.
6. Rich in vitamins.
Dark chocolate contains a lot of antioxidants and several types of minerals and vitamins. Such as magnesium, natrium, zinc and calcium.
7. Chocolate mousse = elegant.
There are desserts and then there are desserts. But it’s probably no dessert that is as elegant as a chocolate mousse. A chocolate dessert can vamp up everyday life and make it funnier and more luxurious. It doesn’t have to be that complicated. You can easily make it yourself, and it’s not only yummy, it will also make you feel elegant!
Source: Huffington Post.
8. Can prevent chronic tiredness.
Chocolate can actually have a great effect of decreasing symptoms for persons who suffer from chronic tiredness, according to a study by scientists from Great Britain.
Source: Hull York Medical School.
9. Milk chocolate decreases the risk of stroke.
Most of the health advantages are connected with dark chocolate. But for all milk chocolate lovers there’s at least one good news. According to a Swedish study at Karolinska Institutet, chocolate seems to decrease the risk of getting a stroke. The more the merrier since every 50 gram you eat every week decrease the risk of stroke by 14 percent. It doesn’t matter if you eat dark chocolate or milk chocolate.
Source: Karolinska Institiutet.
10. Chocolate can make you happy.
According to the American study “Chocolate Happiness Undergoing More Pleasantness” we get happy out of chocolate. The study showed that persons who eat chocolate are more likely to be happy than people who don’t. So, if a chocolate chip cookie can help you through a rough day it’s nothing wrong with that.
Source: Chocolate Happiness Undergoing More Pleasantness.
And here’s how to do your own chocolate chip cookie.
11. You can dip almost everything in chocolate.
For example strawberries, raspberries, brownies, peanuts, and marshmallows. But some things may be less of a success. The Huffington Post tried with bacon, dried meat, onion, fish, watermelon, and pickles. The result? Not that good…
Source: Huffington Post.
12. Lower BMI.
Chocolate consumers often have lower BMI than those who say no to the divine candy, an American study where 1000 participated showed. Their food habits were charted and it showed that those who used to eat chocolate had a lower BMI. But the study couldn’t determine that all low BMI results had something to do with the chocolate eating.
Source: Scientific American.
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