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The Incredible Health Benefits of Chocolate


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We’ve spent many years trying to tell people to stay healthy by eating great, natural, food. This has especially become prevalent over the last few years, but now there is a new movement to say that we could actually add Chocolate to the list of healthy foods. It’s probably the most popular “guilty pleasure” of any food in the world, and millions of people indulge in chocolate every day.

Well it actually turns out that these people had a subconscious understanding of their bodies, and scientists are now claiming that chocolate could be an extremely important addition to a healthy diet. Chocolate has a rich history, having been produced from the cocoa bean back during the reign of the Aztecs. Because of this, it’s constantly being developed and the chocolate that used to be eaten is not even vaguely similar to the chocolate we enjoy today. The more modern style of chocolate was developed in Spain, where they started adding different ingredients like vanilla and milk. This took some of the bitterness out of the cocoa flavor.

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Well now it seems that chocolate is about to become hugely popular. It’s been found to have a high volume of antioxidants and flavanoids, meaning that they are a perfect addition to your diet. They will keep your heart healthy and overall flavanoids have many benefits. It remains to be seen whether chocolate is going to become a hugely popular health food, but it’s quite likely. It largely depends on further scientific research, but it’s already been found to have high amounts of energy, potassium, magnesium and even five different types of vitamins.

It’s definitely true that the darker the chocolate, the more nutrients there will be in it, hence the healthier it is. This is because more additions like milk and sugar take away the high concentrations of nutrients that you can get from chocolate in its purest form. With so many people now touting chocolate as the next super food, it’s definitely worth considering adding it to your diet.

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Andrea Stevens has become a trusted and well recognized name within the wine industry and her keen expertise and ability to critique wine is second to none. Andrea has been recognized several of times within the wine industry for her article writing and ability to educate, even beginners to the world of wine. Whether you consider yourself a connoisseur, or simply want to become one, there is a lot you can learn from Mrs. Stevens and her wealth of knowledge and expert writing style.