Chocolate is a super-food packed with antioxidants and cardiovascular benefits, and studies show chocolate boosts energy, reduces stress, increases concentration and even improves maternal health. Today we are going to look at top 5 reasons
Painkiller: Eating chocolate with high amounts of cocoa triggers the release of happy hormones called endorphins and increases serotonin levels in the brain, activating pleasure centres that make you forget all about that headache.
Boosts energy levels: The caffeine and theobromine in chocolate means it’s a reliable daytime pick me up! Dark chocolate contains more of these energy boosting agents and much less sugar than lighter chocolate, so it won’t give you a post-sugar crash.
Long lifespan: A British Medical Journal study found that regular chocolate eaters had lower mortality rates than non-chocolate eaters, perhaps because of the antioxidants in chocolate.
Good for heart: Dark chocolate has high antioxidant levels, which makes it great for your cardiovascular system! Dark chocolate widens arteries, promotes healthy blood flow and can reduce your risk of heart disease by up to 33%.
Chocolate is nature’s cough syrup: Doctors will prescribe you cough syrup with codeine, which usually works, but it’ll make you drowsy and it doesn’t taste very good. Research has shown that chocolate relieved coughs almost as well as cough syrup, probably because of all of that theobromine.
It is estimated that there are about 250 million child slaves working to produce many of our everyday purchases such as coffee and cocoa with little or no pay and have little rights.When you choose to buy Fair Trade products, you are casting a vote for the ethical treatment of the labourers around the world who are responsible for the food we eat. Fair Trade certification means not only those workers are paid fairly but also those farmers have safe and environment-friendly working conditions.