Staying healthy takes work. You need to eat right, exercise, get plenty of rest, and reduce your stress. Some believe that part of this means denying yourself of foods that you enjoy. Did you know that you can enjoy chocolate and still enjoy a healthy lifestyle? Yes, it’s true!
Chocolate is plant based, so it does provide health benefits such as flavonoids, which act as antioxidants. These antioxidants, in turn, help to protect the body from many age related conditions like heart disease, and contribute to lowering blood pressure and cholesterol as well as promoting the balance of certain hormones. They are found in many foods, including blueberries, strawberries, and tomatoes. However, dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants – almost eight times more than are in strawberries – giving us a great reason to eat our chocolate! Continue Reading