How About Black Chocolate For This Valentine's Day?
Posted Feb 12 2012 2:04am
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and people all
over the planet is busy making preparations for the great day.
Chocolates and Valentine’s Day always go hand in hand. Chocolates have
become a part and parcel of Valentine’s Day.
Being a health
blogger I find it my topmost duty to advise the world what is good for
its health. If you are planning something special for your sweetheart
let your first choice be dark chocolate. It contains calcium,
phosphorous, potassium, magnesium and copper. Dark chocolate also
contains vitamins A, B1, C, D and E.
Copper is essential for
iron absorption and critical for heart health. The magnesium present in
dark chocolate reduces type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular
disease. Dark chocolate can be said as the powerhouse of antioxidants.
chocolate also known as dark chocolate reduces blood clots and guards
the DNA from damage that leads to cancer because of the flavonoids
present in it. Black chocolate contains oleic butter which increases
good cholesterol levels in the blood.
Black chocolate reduces
stress and boosts the happiness hormone in our brain. It reduces artery
hardening in smokers and is good for stroke victims and cirrhotic
patients. It increases cognitive skills. Black chocolate helps to
control immune system.
Do you know why chocolate is so
important on Valentine’s Day? It releases phenyl ethyl amine a feel good
chemical called endorphins in brain. It is usually released in the
brain when people fall in love. To celebrate a healthy Valentine’s Day
buy a box of black chocolate and enjoy it with your loved ones.