Chocolate has profoundly healing properties. If you are committed to healthier eating, not only do you not need to give up chocolate, but I actually encourage you to eat some.
But like with everything, Food Quality Matters and you don’t get to eat it until you burst. You get to enjoy it in moderation. And what you want is dark chocolate, 70% or higher, you want it organic, and you want it sustainable so that it isn’t destroying the environment. Most of all, you do NOT want the soy lecithin that is in most chocolate, because that is GMO and it’s loaded with BT Toxin which creates havoc in your body.
So, what are the benefits of eating chocolate?
Food Network writes:
“There is in fact a growing body of credible scientific evidence that chocolate contains a host of heart-healthy and mood-enhancing phytochemicals, with benefits to both body and mind.
For one, chocolate is a plentiful source of antioxidants. These are substances that reduce the ongoing cellular and arterial damage caused by oxidative reactions.”
Pretty nifty, right? You can eat something delicious that is also great for your body.
Food Network continues:
“How does chocolate help to prevent heart disease? The oxidation of LDL cholesterol is considered a major factor in the promotion of coronary disease. When this waxy substance oxidizes, it tends to stick to artery walls, increasing the risk of a heart attack or stroke. But chocolate to the rescue! The polyphenols in chocolate inhibit oxidation of LDL cholesterol.
And there’s more. One of the causes of atherosclerosis is blood platelets clumping together, a process called aggregation. The polyphenols in chocolate inhibit this clumping, reducing the risks of atherosclerosis.”
Chocolate can reduce blood pressure, its great to lower LDL cholesterol, it’s great for cognitive function (in other words it stops you from getting dementia, Wowsie).
Research from UC Davis shows that chocolate is just as effective to avoid blood clots as a baby aspirin is.
And here’s the kicker, you get all these benefits from just 1/2 an ounce of chocolate.
Why has chocolate gotten such a bad rap? It’s because of all the things that get added into most chocolate, the milk, the omega-6 fats, the sugar, the soy, and more. And it’s the chemical laden fillings.”
So, buy dark organic sustainable chocolate, eat it in moderate amounts, and enjoy all the benefits that it has to offer your body.
Show yourself some love by eating a little bit of high-quality chocolate.