Are you guilty of putting on weight every time you eat chocolates?
The next time you eat a piece of chocolate, you may not have to feel overly guilty about it. Growing up, we have been hearing a lot of things like chocolates makes us fat, puts a cavity in our teeth and bunch of other stuff. Chocolates may just do that, but it depends on what kind you eat. There are some cheap adulterated chocolates out there which might just put those extra pounds on you or ruin your teeth but high quality chocolates don’t do that to you. As a matter of fact, there are three good things for every bad thing you hear about chocolates. Despite of its bad reputation, chocolates have a bunch of medical benefits. But before we start listing out the good benefits, let’s lay down some groundwork.
Chocolate is made from tropical Theobroma cacao tree seeds and its earliest use dates back to the Olmec civilization in Mesoamerica.
After the European discovery of the Americas, chocolate became very popular in the wider world, and its demand exploded.
Chocolate has since become an incredibly popular food product that millions indulge in every day, thanks to its unique, rich, and sweet taste.
But what effect does eating chocolate have on our health?
- Chocolate lowers your cholesterol levels.
- Chocolates prevent memory decline.
- It reduces heart disease risk.
- It reduces the possibility of strokes by 22%.
- Eating chocolates during pregnancy may benefit fetal growth.
- It streamlines cognitive function.
- Reduces diabetes. (Only dark chocolates).
- The scent of chocolates helps calm down your mind.
So here are the factual benefits of chocolates. So next time you feel guilty about eating chocolates, just don’t. It is good for you if you eat the right ones and we always have those here at Flicbox.
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