Wait now! Really? This may seem like a strange way of improving your personal well being, but it is true, chocolate will help you in more ways than one. Follow along to see a list of chocolates benefits to help you improve.
Chocolate prevents cavities – huh? What does this have to do with personal development? Oh wait, I changed topics to develop good health; a twist but still important to personal development (now back on topic) …. Most dentists would argue that point but because of a substance called theobromine, which has proven to be equal in effectiveness as fluoride, unsweetened chocolate helps to keep those nasty cavities away. Hmmm, I know I prefer chocolate over fluoridated water.
Chocolate has been proven to lower the risk of stroke. Due to the makeup of cocoa, it has ingredients that actually help to supply more blood flow around the areas of the brain. A recent study has shown that older folks have an increased and sharper cognitive ability for a period of time after they have eaten a piece of chocolate.
It is a proven medical fact that a small piece of chocolate is an aid to lowering blood pressure levels. It seems that the darker chocolate has an abundance of a product that is called flavanol. This helpful substance has been shown to raise the nitric oxide levels in your blood. Which can help lower your risks of heart attack by 40 percent.
That dark sweet, tasty substance that we know as chocolate is apparently full of healthful antioxidants. These antioxidants help the body fight deadly cancer cells from forming. You do not need to eat a lot of chocolate to maintain a proper level of these cancer fighting antioxidants so no chocolate binging anyone.
Most of us enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee to help us get the day started on the right note (wait, we’re talking about chocolate). The caffeine in coffee has been well documented to providing a person with a quick energy burst. Chocolate has a similar effect on our body due to it containing xanthine. That is why chocolate is the perfect partner to a cup of coffee. Mocha anyone?
Have you ever noticed the warm calm feeling that overcomes you after you have eaten a piece of chocolate? This yummy goodness has the ability to calm us down. This is all due the extra serotonin that it produces in your brain. This temporary boost of serotonin will help you to forget about all of life’s anxieties for a while, that is until you have your next piece.
Chocolate is also known as an aphrodisiac. As mentioned before, it provides the brain with more serotonin and also sends some to the areas of your brain that control pleasure. That is why so many men use chocolate as a gift to their sweethearts, and why so many women prefer to receive chocolate as a gift. Ah heck no! I thought it was because they were just being sweet.
There is also some research that suggests that when you consume chocolate, you may find that your IQ will jump a few points higher. Who’s game for testing their IQ after eating chocolate? Anyway, it would appear that chocolate is an excellent way to developing good health, so chocolate on my good friends.
Anyone see my Hershey bar? Game on.