International Chocolate Day
Everyone knows that chocolate in all its forms is a mouth watering delight, yet it is most commonly approached to as a treat rather than a health benefit. However, to every chocoholic’s relief recent studies prove significant evidence of how many health benefits there are from indulging in a luscious little piece of cocoa.
Behaviour change expert, Dr Mark Stibich, said in a statement that there are more than just ‘tasty’ benefits from indulging in a bit of chocolate.
“Chocolate contains flavonoids, which act as antioxidants and protects the body from aging,”
Dr Stibich said.
“Flavonoids can also help relax blood pressure through the production of nitric oxide, which balances certain hormones in the body.
“Dark chocolate contains a large number of antioxidants, nearly eight times the number found in strawberries.”
Health Expert Columnist, Melanie Kornfeld Grimes, said in a statement to Natural News that chocolate is a great natural resource for your body, whether it is physically or mentally. Dark chocolate helps sooth the nerves system as it contains magnesium, and it contains the mineral copper which is needed in many metabolic functions in your body, she said.
“Chocolate stimulates the endorphin production which gives a feeling of pleasure, as well as it contains serotonin, which acts as an anti-depressant,” Ms Grimes said.
Furthermore, Ms Grimes said that apart from all the medical facts there is one simple fact one can’t deny; chocolate simply tastes good!
So why not hop by our online store and treat your body, mind and soul to some delicious chocolate today!The team at Nutworks and the Chocolate Factory