While it is a long held myth that chocolate causes acne, in reality chocolate not only tastes good, it is good for you too.
Chocolate has numerous health benefits. In fact, about the worst thing you can say about chocolate is that it is often combined with high levels of sugar and trans fats. However, if you choose chocolate that contains 85% cocoa (read the label), you will be getting the supremely sweet benefits of chocolate without ingesting too much sugar.
Just a few of chocolate’s health benefits include:
- Chocolate contains high levels of phenolics – powerful antioxidants that fight the cell damage that leads to chronic conditions such as cancer and heart diseases.
- Chocolate boosts levels of endorphins and serotonin – the brain’s feel-good chemicals when combined with the right amounts of sugar (i.e. very little) and (good) fat.
- Dark chocolate contains high levels of chromium, a substance that has been proven to control blood sugar.
So go ahead, indulge a little. Your brain, your body and your sweet tooth will thank you for it!
Did you know that chocolate could be good for you?