5 Awesome Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate
For years, if not decades, chocolate was perceived as a fattening, unhealthy snack, which caused obesity and a whole umbrella of problems that followed it. However, plenty of studies have proven, that dark chocolate, in fact, has a variety of health benefits.
You wouldn’t believe the number of micronutrients that come alive in a bar of natural chocolate!
When I first stumbled onto Ach dark vegan chocolate, I was still a skeptic. After all, I never really was much of a sweet tooth and always preferred something spicy rather than sweet. Not to mention, I had no idea chocolate can actually be good for you.
That being said, eating a bar (sometimes a few, but let’s keep that between us) of the all-natural Ach vegan dark chocolate, became a daily ritual. And I have to say – I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
In this article, I’d love to share all the amazing health benefits that come from eating organic dark chocolate.
Top 5 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate
Health benefits of eating chocolate? Yeah right! I know it might sound too good to be true, but I promise – chocolate is great for you. Here’s a list of the top 5 reasons why!
Antioxidants for Days
The word antioxidant was always somewhat of a mystery to me. While I always knew it’s healthy, I was never really sure why and how.
To put it simply, antioxidants fight damage in our bodies. You’ll be happy to know, that cocoa beans are extremely rich in antioxidants, which fight such illnesses as skin cancer.
Since all of Ach vegan chocolate contains no less than 83% of natural cocoa, you literally become healthier with every bite you take.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds like an absolute win to me.
So Nutritious It’s Hard to Believe!
Like many young professionals, I am always on the go and don’t always have time to prepare nutrient-rich foods. I really wish I was one of those people who can work a full day, exercise, come home and meal-prep for the whole week. Unfortunately, I do not have the will power.
I was very pleasantly surprised to know, that good quality dark chocolate is very nutritious.
Let’s break it down. All Ach chocolate is made with no less than 83% of pure cocoa. This means it contains:
- 23g of fiber
- 9.6g of protein
- Around 1600mg of potassium
- 60% of the daily dose for iron
- More than 50% of the daily dose for magnesium
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
You might be thinking “but chocolate has sugar! sugar isn’t healthy”. Well, you’re not wrong. However, do keep in mind that Ach chocolate only uses coconut nectar sugar, which is a healthier option.
Of course, all sugars can cause health issues, so best to keep its consumption under control.
You’ll be happy to know, that dark chocolate not only helps with a broken heart but can contribute to preventing various cardiac health issues.
The antioxidants in cacao can keep your blood pressure in check, which can help to prevent heart attacks and other heart-related problems. What is more, cacao is extremely rich in magnesium, Vitam E, and copper – micronutrients that are responsible for the health of your heart.
So the next time you get ghosted by someone you’ve been dating and reach for the dark chocolate bar – know that you’re not only healing your soul but keeping your heart healthy!
Great for the Brain Too!
If you’re a student who likes to munch on a chocolate bar while studying – I have great news for you!
Studies have shown that cacao can improve the blood flow to your brain, which in return “helps you think clearer”. Neat, right? What’s even cooler, cacao can improve the cognitive functions of elderly people!
in addition to that, cocoa has stimulant properties. It works sort of like coffee. So if you suffer from foggy brains in the morning, try switching from a mug of coffee to a bar of natural dark chocolate!
It Makes You Happy!
Now, this one is my favorite.
Did you know, that chocolate quite literally makes you happy? Well, you might not be surprised – otherwise, why would so many people be borderline in love with this delightful dessert?
Cocoa increases levels of serotonin – the happiness hormone. This leads to feeling content and satisfied.
What is more, chocolate is considered to be a strong aphrodisiac. While this can’t really be proven, I wouldn’t be surprised if this sweet treat can get people in the right mood!
Guilt-Free and Delicious
The bottom line is, that dark chocolate is not only delicious but healthy too. Of course, like most things in life, chocolate is best consumed in moderation. While indulging might be tempting, it’s better not to overdo it.
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