CHOCOLATE – Benefits, Facts & Figures

By: Guest Author

Published: June 6, 2017

Written by Lily Blackall- Guest Contributor

Food of the Gods – the Greek interpretation of cacao or better known as Chocolate is relished by all age groups across the world.

The sight or even the thought of this sweet-smelling dark brown nectar is euphoric. Letting the chocolate dissolve slowly on your tongue brings about feelings of arousal and uplifts your mood, and even improves your performance.

Whether it’s pure-dark, bittersweet or milk-flavoured – the love for chocolates is evident from its historical facts and global sales statistics, where the European continent leads the sales chart followed by United States and Asia.

Chocolates can be devoured in several ways. The assorted flavours and exotic delicacies are created by altering the percentage of cocoa and combining it with various ingredients. The delicious outcomes are different types cakes and desserts, spreads, cookies, beverages and even the main courses or savouries.

The fact that chocolates are also healthy and have tremendous antioxidant potential, adds to the bliss of enjoying them more. Of course higher the cocoa content, higher the benefits.

Regular consumption of dark chocolate helps in lowering the cholesterol level and the  cardiovascular problems -thereby reducing the chances of a stroke-attack or even death due to attack. It improves the insulin sensitivity that can delay or prevent diabetes, and can also help you lose weight.

There‘s hardly a reason to deny chocolates. Eat it to make yourself happy or give it to someone you love. Chocolate also pairs up amazingly with wines and flowers for a perfect gifting idea for any occasion.

Enjoy the choco-facts in the following infographic –

A little about Lily Blackall

 Lily Blackall is a nutrition advisor, recipe developer and fitness blogger. Her passion for nutrition stems from a life-long love affair with food and cooking.

Lily has been an expert in the health and nutrition fields for 10 years. She loves to share her knowledge about the different ways of staying fit and helps people to lead healthier and fulfilling lives.

 

Share this article
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Google+Email this to someonePrint this page

The views expressed herein this article, written by a guest contributor, do not necessarily represent those of the Red Hot Mamas organization. The content is for informational purposes and should not substitute the advice of your doctor.