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Monday, April 21, 2014

The Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

I sure hope y'all had a wonderful and very blessed Easter!

It is the Holiday where we celebrate the rising of our Lord Jesus Christ, but all too often it is associated with colored eggs, Easter egg hunts, and the permission to indulge in a smorgasbord of chocolate.

Being a chocoholic, I am by no means opposed to the last. It is even considered healthy to eat 10 to 20 grams of dark chocolate per day, due to its health benefits.

The advantages of consuming dark chocolate are more than meet the eye. It is said to reduce blood pressure, decrease cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease and strokes.

Dark chocolate is even supposed to be a great aid where weight loss is concerned, because it increases energy, widens the blood vessels, and stimulates the muscles.

It also assists in burning fat and lowers the appetite. We won't be hungry and most certainly be in a good mood, because dark chocolate is also an excellent anti-depressant.

Unfortunately, I don't care for the dark chocolate. I love milk chocolate and the cocoa content of that is way too low to give me all those benefits. It is chockfull of sugars, oils, and other added ingredients and that defeats the purpose.

The best chocolate is the one which contains between 70 to 85% of cocoa. So, if you decide to eat some more of these goodies, be sure to check the cocoa contents before you purchase it.

All good and well, but let's remember and celebrate what Easter really is all about!

Romans 8:34
Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

4 Comments:

Blogger audrey` said...

"Dark chocolate is even supposed to be a great aid where weight loss is concerned" is so encouraging in our Uh Oh! HaHa! topic, Lieve Zus. We can eat more of it now :)

April 25, 2014 6:41 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

Audrey,
True lieve zus, were it not for the fact that I don't like dark chocolate. :-(

God's Grace.

April 25, 2014 8:34 AM  
Blogger sinuse jill said...

You have really helped several of individuals like me, who have been searching internet from past quite a long time to find detailed information on this particular topic. Thanks.


May 08, 2014 2:30 AM  
Blogger Corry said...

sinuse jill,
You are most welcome and I hope it helped some.

God's Grace.

May 08, 2014 5:03 AM  

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