These Awesome Facts Will Make You Crave For Chocolates Even More, #6 Is Simply Mind Blowing!

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

Heart Shape Chocolate

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

Dark chocolates can help to lower blood pressure, aid in coronary artery health and stability and it can somewhat lower down the level of bad cholesterol.

Chocolates Goes Well With Exercise

Chocolates Exercise

Like what I have said above, chocolates can help in lowering down blood pressure. So in times of intense exercise or work-out, chocolate can help to control your BP thus reducing the risk of heart attack.

Chocolates Helps In Losing Weight

Chocolates Weight Loss

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

If you are pregnant, eating a small amount of dark chocolate daily can bring great effects not only for you but for your baby too. According to some research, if you are pregnant and eat chocolate daily, your kids will come out much happier than if you didn't eat chocolate.

Chocolates Are Stress Busters

Stress Busters Chocolates

According to a popular study, people who consume dark chocolates daily have the lesser feeling of stress. In a recent stress test done with a group of men, researchers found about the effect of chocolate were significant.

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

Chocolates In A Box

Well, sound ironic? It’s not. People who ate dark chocolates daily discovered that their potential for insulin resistance had dropped. Chocolates indeed moderate insulin sensitivity.

Are these facts enough for you to crave for chocolates even more?


lovemindanao said...

i am not much of a chocolate guy .,,, but i love to give this as a gift :)

Badet Siazon said...

The many benefits of chocolates! That's why I love them, I like dark chocolates which is better than the sweet ones.

Donna || HEYLADYSPRING.COM said...

This one popped out from the article and caught my attention. " Chocolates Helps In Losing Weight" haha it doesn't work on me because I tend to eat a lot of chocolate and still eat normal food. :p

Michi said...

These are the reasons why I can't give up sweets. I love chocolates. #guiltypleasures

Mommy Maye said...

I think with moderation chocolates are really healthy. Surprisingly, it can control diabetes pala.

kareen liez said...

Those pictures...nom noms! Chocolate is really good for the heart and it makes me feel happy whenever I am eating one!

Karen said...

Love those chocolates if it really controls diabetes and help in loosing weight.

Hina Naz said...

I love chocolates xxx These pictures are simply yummy

Cindy Tong said...

wow i am going to grab dark chocolates now!

Raine Pal said...

I am very, very addicted with chocolates ... I mean, what can a chocoholic and a coffeeholic complain about these two perfectly blends my taste. I don't have a problem with sugar , but I am moderating my intake of chocolates now.

Katrina Centeno said...

Dark chocolates. However, the yummy chocolates that I like are those not so healthy ones. hehehe

Sin Yee said...

I know some of its advantages. Thanks for sharing this informative post. =D

Sin Yee said...

I know some of its advantages. Thanks for sharing this informative post. =D

renee chapman said...

delicious chocolate! my favorite :)

Mazino Oyolo Kigho said...

Really amazing facts about chocolates which are more of health benefits

Sim @ said...

This post has made me so hungry - could quite easily eat some chocolate right now. Don't think it will help my diet though! Sim x

Franc said...

It's nice that they have found benefits for chocolates. It reduces the guilt feeling when it comes to eating them.

Eliz Frank said...

My goodness! Ron, please add a warning to this dangerously delicious post: Eat some chocolate and a good meal before visiting! Now I'm having chocolate for breakfast. :-)

Dominique Goh said...

I love chocolates too !! They are really yummy and certainly pick me up type of food for me. :)