I’ve been a chocoholic my whole life. Reading and eating chocolate is the ultimate guilty pleasure. Milk chocolate is yummy but eating dark chocolate is a great natural remedy for your health. In my writing I focus on natural remedies (and in my new mystery DEATH DROPS: A NATURAL REMEDIES MYSTERY) so this is something that I find interesting. Dark chocolate is one of the best natural cures around. That’s because dark chocolate is loaded with flavonoids, a kind of antioxidant, that protect the body from free radicals which can cause many chronic conditions such as heart disease. Dark chocolate is an effective natural remedy because it:
Reduces blood pressure by dilating blood vessels.
Slashes the risk of diabetes (by cutting sugar use and stopping insulin spikes)
Inhibits the clumping of blood platelets reducing the risk of blood clots and strokes.
Stimulates endorphin production, which makes you feel good.
Contains serotonin which acts as a mild anti-depressant
Has theobromine and caffeine which is stimulating and helps you focus.
Activates certain enzymes which help prevent cancer.
The key with chocolate that is good for you is not to overdo. Just eating an ounce or two several times a week is enough to reap dark chocolate’s benefits. What kind of chocolate do you like best?read more