It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, July 30, 2021

Chapter 7, Page 30, Book 21

 Never underestimate the power of chocolate.

Never underestimate the power of chocolate.

Author Unknown

July 30th - chocolate is good and good for you too.

Chocolate says Im sorry so much better than words.

Rachel Vincent

Believe it or not, a  bite of dark chocolate a day could not only be good for your heart, but may also improve brain function, alleviates stress and lowers risk of diabetes.  Scientific studies have shown that dark chocolate , is rich in antioxidants and packed with nutrients, making this bittersweet treat a superfood favorite.

Dark chocolate contains flavonoids. which are plant chemicals that act as antioxidants and may play a role in cancer prevention, heart health, and weight loss. The cacao plant that chocolate is derived from contains a compound called therobromine which experts say can reduce inflammation and potentially lower blood pressure.

Even though dark chocolate is a better choice than milk chocolate, it is still a chocolate, but milk chocolate is high in calories and saturated fat.  Chocolate improves the mood and our brains. The high levels of flavornoilds in dark chocolate has been found to improve memory.  The darker the chocolate, the better.  

But we have to be mindful of our daily intake.  Too much of  good thing could also be bad for us. The recommended dose is 2 ounces.  Indulging  in anything more than that and you may consume too many calories 

Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the worlds perfect food.

Micheal Levine 


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Dark chocolate is a super food.

Mevely317 said...

Interesting factoids about dark chocolate! I don't really care for the taste -- but that's been several years ago. Someone once said our body's cells change every 7(?) years -- so maybe I should sample it again.

jack69 said...

Sherry is the Dark Chocolate fan here, and her favorite. Weekly there is a DArk Chocolate bar in the basket. That girl can limit it to a block or so a day. I am a milk chocolate dude, if it is chocolate.
Love from down here.
Sherry & jack