Let Them Eat Chocolate!

Let Them Eat Chocolate!

With Halloween right around the corner, my mouth has been watering for chocolate. Chalk that up as a benefit to having kids…free candy from trick or treating. Although, I have often considered dressing up and pretending to be a teenager just to get some candy.  But seriously…

We’ve all heard how beneficial dark chocolate can be for our health.  In fact a recent article published in Women’s Health, 9 Health Benefits of Chocolate states

The secret behind its powerful punch is cacao, also the source of the sweet’s distinct taste. Packed with healthy chemicals like flavonoids and theobromine, this little bean is a disease-killing bullet. The only problem? Cacao on its own is bitter, chalky, nasty stuff.

Be sure to check out the article but I’ll give you a sneak peek at those 9 benefits right now:

  1. A healthier heart
  2. Weight loss (I can eat chocolate and loss weight. I’m all in)
  3. Happier kids
  4. Diabetes prevention
  5. Reduced stress
  6. Sun protection
  7. Higher intelligence (With the amount of chocolate I eat, I must be a genius)
  8. Cough relief
  9. Diarrhea relief

There you have it! A few of these were surprises to me. Just 9 more reasons why you should be eating chocolate.  So grab your chocolate and start getting healthier.

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Cindy is the editor of the Inspired Living Community. She is also the author of Blogging the Right Way and CEO of CB Virtual Services.
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