Is it bad to eat chocolate? 🍫
Chocolate is for us the main ingredient of all production.
In today's article I would like to tell you some facts about this wonderful product, which we often see so distant and exotic (because of the effective geographical distance of the production countries), but with which, in reality, we find ourselves dealing practically all on a daily basis.
Chocolate is a food that has always aroused great interest and passion. It's well known that it's delicious (do you know someone who doesn't like it? I don't 😉), but recent scientific studies have shown that its moderate consumption can also have many health benefits. Let's go find out some of them
First, chocolate contains antioxidant substances called flavonoids , which may help protect the body from free radical damage and prevent heart disease. In fact, some studies have shown that people who consume chocolate regularly have a lower risk of heart disease than those who don't.
Chocolate & Wellness
Chocolate may also help improve brain function. Some studies have shown that consuming chocolate can increase levels of serotonin and endorphins in the brain, thus increasing the sense of well-being and happiness. Additionally, chocolate also contains caffeine and theobromine, which can boost focus and short-term memory.
• Effects of chocolate on memory: Chocolate is good for memory, in fact, it contains twice as much phosphorus as fish, equal to 0.62 grams per pound, as well as also containing carbolic acid which prevents the thickening of the arteries.<br
• Effects of chocolate to restore energy: Chocolate has a high caloric value and provides simple sugars, it can be used as a snack that provides energy. For example, it can be used for a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack by students
• Effects of chocolate for allergies: Less dangerous than many other foods, chocolate has a low rate of allergic reactions. In a decreasing scale of foods that can trigger allergic reactions following overconsumption we have: fish, eggs, crustaceans, cow's milk, celery, strawberries, legumes, wheat flour, peanuts, mussels, beef dog, potatoes and finally chocolate .
• Effects of chocolate as an antidepressant: Chocolate contains endorphins and theobromine; the former counteract pain and predispose to pleasure while the latter improves concentration and quick reflexes. Chocolate stimulates the production of serotonin, a precious substance that acts on the brain level and has the ability to instill calm and improve mood!
Chocolate & Diet?!
Chocolate can also help control weight. Although chocolate contains fat and sugar, its moderate consumption can help control hunger and reduce cravings for junk food. Additionally, some studies have shown that people who consume chocolate regularly have lower body weight than those who don't.
Chocolate & Skin Care
Finally, chocolate can also help improve skin. Chocolate contains antioxidants that can help prevent free radical damage and improve skin elasticity and hydration. Additionally, some studies have shown that chocolate may also help prevent wrinkles and improve skin tone. Also for this reason, some of our colleagues have thought of inventing baths, massages and other wellness treatments based on chocolate! Check it out here if you don't believe it!
Finally, it is important to emphasize that chocolate must be consumed in moderation to reap its health benefits. Dark chocolate contains less sugar and more antioxidants than milk chocolate, so it's a great choice for anyone who wants to benefit from its beneficial effects.
In conclusion, as we have seen, moderate consumption of chocolate can have many benefits. We have always been aware that "in medio stat virtus". You shouldn't overdo it, with chocolate as with other foods. But conscious consumption can certainly have beneficial effects in many areas of our lives.
It is also for this reason that we have been committed for 60 years to the production and marketing of the best possible chocolates, always hoping to reach as many aware consumers as possible.
Until next time,