To all you chocoholics out there, we have some good news! Dark chocolate has numerous health benefits that can help satisfy your sweet tooth! Studies have shown that eating dark chocolate can have a positive impact on your health if incorporated into your diet responsibly.
Eating small amounts of dark chocolate a few times a week can help lower high blood pressure. When you’re out shopping and are craving something sweet, make sure to choose dark chocolate as it helps improve blood flow. The increase in blood flow to the brain and heart can also help improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of stroke.
Do you ever notice feeling happier after eating chocolate? Your change in mood may be the result of a chemical found in chocolate called phenulethylamine (PEA). FitDay.com reports that, “PEA encourages your break to release endorphins, so eating dark chocolate will make you feel happier.” Eating a few pieces of dark chocolate a week can positively impact your mood—so instead of feeling guilty after binging on sweets, swap them for dark chocolate and be guilt-free!
While most sweets damage your teeth, dark chocolate actually hardens tooth enamel. In other words, dark chocolate is less likely to give you cavities! With that being said make sure you don’t over do it—dark chocolate has its benefits but it should be consumed in moderation.
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