You just wrapped up Valentine’s Day, and chocolate has been the staple food in many diets. That’s good news! Well, sort of. Now I don’t advocate overindulgence, but here are a few reasons you can enjoy the rest of your Valentine’s dark chocolate without guilt.
Dark chocolate has copper in it, which helps rejuvenate skin by promoting collagen formation. It also contains cancer-fighting antioxidants. In fact, it has five times the antioxidants as blueberries.
And ever wonder why eating dark chocolate is so enjoyable? Well, it stimulates the release of endorphins, which can relieve pain, reduce stress, and induce a sense of well-being.
I hope your Valentine’s Day was a chance to focus your attention on those you love and have a little less guilt about dark chocolate too. It shouldn’t replace fruits and vegetables, but there is some sweet news about its effect on your health.
Here are some of my other blogs on the topic:
- Daily dose of dark chocolate might protect the heart
- Study: People who eat chocolate tend to be thinner
- Valentine’s Day chocolate may be healthful
- Chocolate: The Love Drug . . . And Why It’s Good for You
- Is Chocolate the Next Super Food?
- New Year’s Resolution – Have a bite of dark chocolate daily
- Too much chocolate may be connected to depression
- Largest Study to Date Links Chocolate to Lower Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Risk
- How to Make Chocolate a Healthy Indulgence
- Dark chocolate Easter eggs good for your heart?
- Superfoods for Women
- Seven Foods for Better Sex
- Dark chocolate may lower stress hormone levels
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