World Chocolate Day: The Love Story That Begins At Childhood And Lasts A Lifetime
Dark chocolate is often regarded as a superfood that is the purest form of natural chocolate.
A display of chocolates at Jacques Torres, a chocolatier in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn, N.Y. Jacques Torres is one of the stops on A Slice of Brooklyn's chocolate tour. (Photo courtesy: AP)
World Chocolate Day is celebrated across the globe on July 7th every year. Chocolates are the go-to de-stress food of toddlers, teenagers, adults and silver liners alike, no wonder Chocolates have made it to the worthy list of having an International Day to its credit. It is probably the first love story of everybody’s life that starts at the childhood and lasts probably, a lifetime.
Let's find out why chocolates are so yummy and liked by 99% of mortals in the world. Just be a little conscious to go for dark chocolates that have less sugar and milk content and do not dilute the goodness natural cocoa brings. Hope the points give you all the more reasons to celebrate World Chocolate Day with your Kids, Spouses, Family, Friends and Colleagues, today!
Science Behind Chocolates
Chocolates are full of antioxidants. Dark chocolate is often regarded as a superfood that is the purest form of natural chocolate. The anti-oxidants present in dark chocolate neutralize free radicals. The flavonoids, polyphenols and phytochemicals make dark chocolate a must have in your diet.
The flavonoids found in dark chocolate are known to maintain health blood pressure and improve blow supply to the heart and brain. These chemicals keep blood platelets in a healthy form and curb blood clots and strokes.
Chocolates are known to boost your brain function and cognitive abilities, again thanks to the good flavonols. Also, the taste of chocolates itself boosts the senses, helping produce the happiness hormones like serotonin that instantly pump you up energy levels.
Balanced Cholesterol Profile
Consumption of Dark Chocolates in optimal amounts has been linked to an increase in HDL (good cholesterol) and decrease in LDL (bad Cholesterol) in less than 15 days time. Moderation is the key, do not over-do your chocolate consumption and just keep it minimal to satiate those sweet-tooth cravings in a healthy way.
The high-flavonol content in chocolates is proven to improve skin suppleness by improving density and thickness, ability to fight sunburns and better hydration. Wow, now I guess we have all the good reasons to swear by our love for chocolates.
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