Whether you are trying to lose weight, maintain it, or just overall live a healthy lifestyle it seems as if everyone tells you to say NO to the one thing you love – chocolate. But studies show that eating chocolate in moderation can actually result in health benefits. Who knew?
So no more excuses! You should start eating chocolate every day from this point on. So whether you are trying to lose weight, increase your heart
health or relieving cramps, remember chocolate could be your perfect remedy. Check out the top 5 healthy reasons to keep eating chocolate.
Chocolate Makes Your Heart Healthier: Research as shown that regular chocolate eaters have an array of healthy heart benefits, because of the inflammation-fighting properties found in dark chocolate. Heart benefits include: lower “bad” cholesterol, blood pressure, and a lower risk of heart disease. Plus women who ate a small amount of chocolate on a weekly basis had a lower risk of stroke.
Chocolate Decreases Hunger: Dark chocolate is rich in fiber. Making it capable of filling you up and decreasing your hunger and cravings.
Chocolate provides UV Protection for your Skin: Keep the sunscreen. However keep in mind that research has shown that dark chocolate the ability to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
Chocolate Relieves Cramps and PMS Symptoms: There is no medical reason for why chocolate relieves the pain of cramps caused by PMS. However, for generations women have craved and eaten chocolate during that time of the month, and for some reason it helps.
Chocolate is the New Berry: Dark Chocolate is loaded with organic compounds (polyphenols, flavanols, catechins and others) that function as antioxidants.