Hurrahhhhh! It’s okay to eat chocolate… but of the darker variation. I love chocolate, I get mocked about it at work because I always need my chocolate hit around about 2pm. I’m a proud chocolatier but why is Dark chocolate so good for you? Let’s have a look at some of the benefits to your health and wellness:
- scientific studies have shown eating dark chocolate can improve brain function. When you need that boost mid afternoon don’t go for a coffee grab 2 squares of dark chocolate!
- It’s good for the heart and circulation. A recent study found that dark chocolate helps restore flexibility to arteries while also preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels – both common causes of artery clogging.
- It can help you lose weight. Neuroscientist Will Clower says a small square of good choc melted on the tongue 20 minutes before a meal triggers the hormones in the brain that say “I’m full”, cutting the amount of food you subsequently consume. Finishing a meal with the same small trigger could reduce subsequent snacking.