When your beau brings you a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day, you don’t need to feel bad for indulging and ruining your diet. There are many benefits to nibbling a little bit of chocolate every now and then.
Reduces Risk Of Heart Attack & Stroke: According to doctors, ingredients that make up dark chocolate help to relax your blood vessels giving you all sorts of health benefits. You will see reduces blood pressure and less risk of heart attack and stroke.
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Better Skin: Remember that line your parents used to say about chocolate giving you acne, well they weren’t giving you the whole truth. Dark chocolate contains flavonols, which is an antioxidant that will help to protect your skin, clear up sun spots and give you a fresh rosy complexion.
Stress Reducer: There is a reason you always want to eat a chocolate bar on your way home from a hard day. Dark chocolate helps to reduce the stress levels in your hormones making you feel much better!
Keeps You Slim: Some doctors are claiming that those who eat chocolate a few times a week are actually slimmer than those who stay away. A study done last year found that the ingredients in chocolate may help to boost your metabolism and result in a lower BMI.
Just make sure that you tell him that it has to be dark chocolate as this is the only chocolate that offers these benefits. It should be at least 70% cocoa. Read the package carefully before eating and keep it in moderation.