It is said that you can’t buy happiness, but then you can buy chocolates and that’s kind of the same thing. Statistics say that 9 out of 10 people like chocolates (and the 10th person is lying, obviously). Chocolates are meant to make people happy. But there are also a lot of misconceptions about them being responsible for tooth decay and cavities, heart diseases, diabetes, obesity and all that.
Jokes apart, chocolate is among the countless derivatives of cacao or cocoa. Dark chocolate, as seductive as it tastes, has countless benefits for the body. It is not possible to list all of them here; let’s have a look at some extraordinary benefits of dark chocolates.
Flavonols are antioxidants that are found in dark chocolates. It helps improve skin hydration and thickness. Both are very important for younger looking skin. It also increases the blood flow that gives the skin a dewy glow. If you have dark chocolate daily, you will grow younger. Nom, nom!
Flavonoids can also protect your skin against sunburn and UV damage that will help keep the skin damage-free and wrinkle-free.
Chocolate if used in appropriate quantity can a be stress buster too (as if you didn’t know that already). Dark chocolate increases serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain, which helps boost the mood of a person. And researchers say that eating around 40 grams of chocolate daily for a couple of weeks lowers the level of the stress hormone cortisol from the body.
Antioxidants are the best thing for a body to receive or produce; it helps keep skin young and eliminates free radicals from the body that can cause heart diseases and cell damage. Flavonoids, again. You’re welcome.
Dark chocolates have incredible anti-inflammatory properties, which helps minimise the likelihood of getting scalp infection. It helps improve blood circulation in the scalp, which leads to increased growth of healthy, voluminous and super glossy locks. Dark chocolate is infused with a lot of nutrients and is a circulation booster and is also found to be very effective in reducing hair loss.
Dark chocolate has a lot in it that helps reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, it also helps cure anaemia and improves eyesight. It is full of protein and carbohydrates and keeps you strong. The darker the chocolate you have, the happier you are supposed to be.
While, a lot has been said about dark chocolates, there are chocolates in the market that are infused with sugar and saturated and unsaturated fat, which also helps raise your cholesterol and sugar level. Don’t be sad. When has the fear of gaining a couple of pounds stopped anyone from doing anything; especially when there are chocolates in the picture?
On that note I am going to buy myself some!