Easter is fast approaching. And that means chocolate. Lots of chocolate. But you’re not allowed to eat any. Right? Well, maybe not. Science is now telling us that some chocolate is extremely good for you. And that chocolate is the dark variety.
Why is dark chocolate food for you?
The good news with dark chocolate is that is is proven to lower blood pressure. Perhaps that is why there is nothing better than a good bit of choccy after a really stressful day? Studies have shown that eating a small amount of dark chocolate on a regular basis can lower your blood pressure and leave you feeling more relaxed and healthy.
But that’s not all folks. Dark chocolate can also help prevent certain types of cancer due to the high levels of antioxidants found in the stuff. A warning though, just like with the antioxidants in green tea, you cannot eat milk chocolate or even eat your dark chocolate with a glass of milk. Scientists believe that the protein in milk damages the health benefits of the antioxidants.
This Easter ask for dark chocolate. Enjoy it with your family and don’t feel too guilty about eating it as you now know that small amounts can be really good for you. And remember, no milk chocolate allowed!