This Valentine’s Day, the sales of chocolates will be at its highest. According to studies, 75 percent of Valentine’s Day candy purchases consist of chocolate sales. This just means that millions of people worldwide will receive and eat chocolates at this day.
If you are one of those people who will receive chocolates at this day, I have good news for you. According to some studies and analysis, eating chocolates can bring health and beauty benefits too! Some of the most notable ones are as follows:
Chocolate Is Good For The Heart
Studies show that dark chocolate can help to improve health and well-being. Dark chocolates are rich in in flavanols that help to mediate some of the heart healthy properties of chocolate. Flavanols are also found in many other food sources felt to be heart healthy such as grapes, apples, blackberries, legumes, red wine, and green tea. But of all of these food sources, the relative concentration of flavanols is highest in chocolate. Dark chocolate contains much higher concentrations of flavanols compared to milk or white chocolate.
Heart and Vascular Benefits of Eating Dark Chocolate
Chocolates Goes Well With Exercise
Chocolates Helps In Losing Weight
Dark chocolates do have this property of making you feel full. The result, it will make your body think that you don’t need to consume or eat more food.
Chocolates Are Great For Expecting Mommies
Chocolates Are Stress Busters
Those men consuming dark chocolate had lower levels of cortisol and epinephrine after the stress. Although their brain response to stress was similar (ACTH levels were identical in both groups) the body’s response to the brain signals of stress was blunted. In particular, the response of the adrenal gland, which produces cortisol, was much less. Less released cortisol and epinephrine with stress is important as these are strong stimulants of the heart and blood vessels. With repetitive stress over time, both the heart and blood pressure have be negatively effected. Finally, since the body response was less significant, men consuming dark chocolate reported having less feelings of stress during the process.
Chocolates Helps Prevent Diabetes
Are these facts enough for you to crave for chocolates even more?