It’s more than wishful thinking, chocolate can be good for you! Studies show that eating dark chocolate may contribute to improved cardiovascular health. Packed with natural antioxidants, dark chocolate and cocoa sit in the same good-for-you category as green tea and blueberries. Most of the studies to date highlight dark chocolate’s health values because it has the highest percentage of cocoa solids, therefore more antioxidants.
CACAO – AN ANCIENT MEDICINE
The Aztecs thought it gave their warriors strength. Early doctors use to prescribe it to cure ailments. Throughout history, chocolate has been revered more for its medicinal qualities than its delicious taste. Manuscripts dating from the 16th to 20th century Europe reported more than 100 medicinal uses for chocolate.
LOW GLYCEMIC INDEX
Despite its sweet reputation, dark chocolate hashas a low glycemic index similar to that of oatmeal so it won’t spike your blood sugar levels.
SO IF YOU NEED SOMETHING SWEET AFTER YOU EAT…
Keep small piece of dark chocolate in your purse or pocket as an instant dessert. Remember, like everything else in life, moderation is key so enjoy a piece or two but not an entire bar!