Here are 5 good reasons to eat chocolate!

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Here are 5 good reasons to eat chocolate!

Here are five great reasons to eat dark chocolate!

 
In a few days, it will be Easter, and who says Easter, say….CHOCOLATE!

 

But you may not know that in addition to being delicious in taste, chocolate is also a food with many virtues. Yes yes, chocolate is good for you and I will show you why!  

 

First of all, you should know that iIt is preferable to choose a chocolate containing a minimum of 70% cocoa in order to benefit from its benefits.

 

In this article, you will therefore find 5 good reasons to eat a little bit of it every day!

 

 

To begin with, A little history ...

Did you know that for thousands of years, cocoa, the basic ingredient of chocolate, has been used as a medicine? Civilizations such as the Mayans and Incas used it to improve mood, as an energizing drink, to protect their skin from the sun and also to promote reproduction. Even the first chocolatiers, like Meunier and Nestlé, were first pharmacists! So here are the reasons why we should consume a little bit every day, as our ancestors did.

 

  1. Cocoa slows down aging

Dark chocolate contains four times more antioxidants than black tea. It is placed in front of red wine, acai berries and even goji berries…. It contains a good dose of polyphenols, powerful molecules that help reduce the aging of our cells. 

 

  1. Cocoa makes you happy

Dark chocolate contributes to our good mood, to reduce stress, to energize us and to comfort us. The magnesium contained in cocoa is a relaxing substance that contains molecules close to endorphins, which relaxes while making you slightly euphoric. It also contains serotonin, an anti-stress and anti-depressant neurotransmitter, and caffeine, which has tonic effects. Yes Yes! The chocolate black is a powerful ally in contributing to a good mood. These are all excellent reasons to consume a piece of it every day!
 
  1. Cocoa prevents heart disease

A recent study has confirmed that dark chocolate has a beneficial effect on heart health. Cocoa has a protective effect on blood vessels and British researchers concluded that this limits the risk of stroke. It also prevents atherosclerosis, which is the hardening of the arteries, which also helps prevent heart disease. A Dutch study, she affirmed that dark chocolate helps fight against high pressure. It is said that two squares of dark chocolate a day helps maintain good heart health. If studies prove it, why deny it? : o)

 

  1. Cocoa improves libido

Chocolate is often associated ... with sex! Here's why: The cocoa in chocolate has euphoric properties. Its relaxing, anti-stress and stimulating effects would all have a positive effect on the search for pleasure and also to stimulate desire. It was also mentioned above that it contributes to good vascular health and as we know, the penis must have good blood supply to be able to maintain an erection. So there you have it, let yourself go ...

 

  1. Calms menstrual cramps

In addition to reducing the frequent mood swings during our menstruation, the cocoa contained in the chocolate black helps us decrease menstrual cramps. It is the magnesium it contains which is used effectively to fight against muscle tension. Another good reason to enjoy yourself when you have a craving for sugar during your period!


 

So there you have it, whether it's for the good health of our heart, our brain, our sex life or just to have fun, dark chocolate is good for you in addition to being good tasting. So we allow ourselves a little daily madness, we close our eyes and we taste a square of chocolate for a moment of pure happiness guaranteed!

 

Caroline

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