Dark Chocolate = Health Food =
It is an ANTI-AGING food!
It has Cocoa that contains a plant compound called flavonols.
Flavonols have an impressive array of benefits including:
lowering blood pressure
According to FitDay, Dark Chocolate
Is Good for your Heart (helps prevent blood clots)
Is Good for your Brain (increases blood flow & reduces stroke)
Helps control Blood Sugar (has a low glycemic index-won’t spike blood sugar levels, good for circulation & it helps keep blood vessels healthy)
Is FULL of Antioxidants! Helps free your body of FREE RADICALS
Contains Theobromine – shown to harden tooth enamel
Is high in VITAMINS & MINERALS!
The copper and potassium in dark chocolate help prevent against stroke and cardiovascular ailments. The iron in chocolate protects against iron deficiency anemia, and the magnesium in chocolate helps prevent type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Check out some of the Best Dark Chocolate in the world
DON’T GO CRAZY!
I’m not telling you -and me – to go crazy on Dark Chocolate!
It’s high in FAT!
Remember, Milk Chocolate IS NOT THE SAME!
If you don’t like the DARK, transition yourself by first choosing a chocolate that is at least 60% cocoa. Once you are use to the flavor, increase to 70%, 80%, and then even 90% pure cocoa.
One of our favorite way to add Dark Chocolate:
We grate it over our oatmeal!
My kids love this.
What’s your favorite kind of