TERRIFIC 2'S TUESDAY!
Research tells us fourteen out of any ten individuals like CHOCOLATE
Guilty pleasure or terrific treat?
Chocolate is my favorite comfort food and I'm pretty sure I share that favorite with a lot of other people too. Cadbury...Godiva...Ghirardelli... Hershey... Lindt. are just a few of my preferred choices. Cookies with chocolate chips in them are delicious too.
THINK of what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about 3 o’clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankets for a nap,
Chocolate is made from the seeds of the tropical cacao tree , theobroma cacao, which means food of the gods. Cacao grows 15-20 feet tall with fruits shaped like pods. Each pod holds about 20-50 beans.
Chocolate can be good for you in small doses. Research has shown that the cocoa-based confection, which contains chemicals called flavanols, can improve blood flow and reduce blood pressure. Plus chocolate is a mood booster increasing serotonin in the brain.
A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand
Here is some news that chocoholics have been waiting for: chocolate has been classed as a superfood.
Research shows that dark chocolate is richer in health-boosting antioxidants than juices made from blueberries, cranberries and other so-called superfruits.
Researchers have even gone as far as to claim that the smell of chocolate alone can protect against colds. It's a good thing that I even have a chocolate scented candle here at my house. Oh, and I love my chocolate flavored coffee too.
But, sadly for chocolate lovers, the treat's high fat and sugar content means that dietitians recommend it is eaten as part of a balanced diet, rich in less appealing foods such a brown rice and fruit and vegetables.
That is my 2 for this Terrific Tuesday - chocolate and a balanced diet..
Have a TERRIFIC Tuesday everyone!