Good news for chocolate lovers!

Chocolate! The ultimate guilty pleasure! But is it? 

Chocolate lovers rejoice! No longer a forbidden food, Chocolate (in moderation), is good for you!

 

Its’ true - studies show that dark chocolate in particular with 70% cocoa is beneficial to your health and here’s why. 

 

Good quality dark chocolate (not your generic supermarket brands) is good for your heart. In fact a small bar every day can help keep your heart and cardiovascular system ticking along nicely which can also lead to reduced blood pressure. What’s more dark chocolate has been shown to reduce the “bad” cholesterol by up to 10%

 

Chocolate also contains essential trace elements and nutrients like iron, calcium, potassium and vitamins A, B1, C, D and E – so chocolate is a delicious way to get all your daily vitamins. It’s also believed to be the highest natural source of magnesium which is great for reducing blood pressure as well as helping to prevent heart disease, diabetes and arthritis.

 

It’s no secret that eating chocolate makes you feel great – well now there’s scientific proof to back up what chocolate lovers have known all along! Chocolate stimulates your endorphins – which are your “happy” hormones and it contains serotonin – nature’s own anti-depressant.  

 

So smile – enjoy - and bon appetit!