The temptation of chocolate is everywhere at this time of year and it can be hard to resist.
So, if you feel the urge to give in to some chocolate over Easter why not choose dark chocolate which has a variety of benefits whilst at the same time satisfying your craving?
Dark chocolate is packed full of nutrients that can support your health such as Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese, Potassium, Zinc and Selenium and is a powerful source of antioxidants. Research suggests that eating a small amount of dark chocolate on a regular basis can be beneficial for preventing heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure and the antioxidants may help slow the ageing process and fight against cancer causing free-radicals.
Dark chocolate also contains various chemical compounds that can have a positive effect on your mood and mental health. For example, phenylethylamine (PEA), the same chemical your brain creates when you feel like you’re falling in love, encourages your brain to release endorphins, so eating dark chocolate will make you feel happier!
To make your chocolate treat healthier why not dip some fruit such as strawberries or banana into melted dark chocolate….
When choosing dark chocolate aim for one that contains 70-85% cocoa and remember to eat in moderation!
Have a Happy & Healthy Easter!
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