13 Reasons To Eat Dark Chocolate Today

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Written by: Lindsay Sibson

First of all, even though I am giving you 13 reasons to eat dark chocolate in this article, you really only need one – it’s freaking CHOCOLATE! Yum!

But don’t go on your merry way just yet! I guarantee you will learn a thing or two about the incredible health-enhancing effects your are creating in your body every time you pick up that dark chocolate.

13 Reasons To Eat Dark Chocolate Today

Reduces Stress Levels
  • Contains magnesium, which give you a happy, “feel good” vibe.
  • Compounds in dark chocolate lower cortisol levels.
  • Helps relax your body and mind and lifts your spirits.
Boosts Energy
  • The polyphenols enhance your energy levels.
  • Increases the number of energy-producing mitochondria in your muscles.
Great For Your Heart
  • Can help lower blood pressure.
  • Improves blood flow.
  • Reduces risk of blood clots.
  • Aim to eat a few bites of dark chocolate 3 times a week.
Helps Your Focus
  • Boosts blood flow to your brain for up to 3 hours.
  • Improves short term memory and alertness.
  • Enhances concentration, memory recall and response time.
Improves Your Mood
  • Encourages relaxation, helping you feel calmer.
  • Promotes the release of neurotransmitters, which release feel-good hormones.
  • Raises your levels of serotonin.
    • Acts as a natural antidepressant.
Gives You Youth
  • High in antioxidants.
  • Helps combat the radical cell damage caused by toxins and free radicals (which promote aging).
Makes You Smarter
  • Helps improve brain function.
  • Increases the blood flow in your brain and heart.
  • Improves cognitive function (thinking skills) while preventing cognitive decline.
A Source Of Vitamins
  • Contains vitamins and minerals:
    • Potassium
    • Copper
    • Magnesium
    • Iron
  • Supports good health.
  • Helps protect against: type 2 diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure and anemia.
Relieves Pain
  • Can act as a natural painkiller.
  • Stimulates your body to produce pain-relieving endorphins, which have a calming effect.
Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Flavanols help your arteries relax.
    • Lowers blood flow and blood pressure.
Lowers Your Cholesterol
  • Antioxidants protect oxidation of LDL cholesterol.
  • Prevents artery damage.
Protects Your Skin
  • Flavonoids protect your skin from UV damage.
    • Use in combination with sunscreen.
Natural Cough Suppressant
  • Contains theobromine, which soothes a cough.
    • Similar effect of codeine.
  • TRY: 1 cup heated unsweetened almond milk and raw cocoa.

The TYPE of dark chocolate you purchase is KEY in reaping all of these excellent benefits.

Follow these guidelines for choosing the right chocolate:

  • Go for high-quality dark chocolate, at least 75% cacao (the darker the chocolate the greater the flavonoid content).
  • Unsweetened dark cocoa powder is a great choice.
    • No fat or sugar.
    • High in antioxidants.
  • What To AVOID:
    • Chocolate made with hydrogenated fats or refined flour.
    • Products labeled “artificial chocolate” or “chocolate flavored.”

Yeeeeeeeees. I love this information. I love chocolate. AND I would love for your to SHARE this article with the chocoholics in your life.


Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).

Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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