Monday, September 13, 2010

Dark Chocolate

Now how does chocolate and eating right fit together? It can in small amounts :), especially if it is dark chocolate! 
Dark chocolate compared to milk or white chocolate contains a higher percentage of cocoa, which brings along healthier fats, less sugar, more protein and more antioxidants. There actually quite a few good reasons to eat dark chocolate: 
- lowers you blood pressure
- lowers LDL cholesterol (LDL=bad cholesterol)
- will increase your mood via the natural "anti-depressant" serotonin
- contains flavonoids, which is an antioxidant that aids strengthening the connective tissue of blood vessels

After all it tastes really good :); a small piece of dark chocolate and a cup of coffee gets me through my afternoon low !!

My personal favorite is Lindt Swiss chocolate.

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