5 Reasons to Increase Your Chocolate Intake
Date Posted:15 August 2023
Reasons why you should be increasing your chocolate intake this Winter.
As this chilly winter weather continues to drag on, adding a chocolate or two to your diet per day might be a good thing. Chocolate is made from the cacao plant which includes a chemical that can help reduce inflammation and even lower blood pressure.
It comes as no surprise during the cooler months that our Vitamin D levels from sunlight are lower. Scientists found that chocolate contains significant amounts of Vitamin D, turns out a coverture chocolate heart from Edible Blooms is good for our hearts.
While chocolate can’t cure everything, it can certainly support you through these cooler months. It has been shown chocolate is an excellent way to soothe the throat, bringing relief to a sore throat and dry cough. A surge in cold and flu cases has led to a 50% increase in workplace sick leave across Australia. Our expert advice for all managers and supervisors is to look at delivering a winter wellness bundle, packed with the essentials… like chocolate, to keep your employees well throughout the cooler season.
Chocolate releases endorphins and serotonin in your body, these are known as the ‘feel good hormones’. In moderation, chocolate can benefit your body and soul as a mood booster – adding a little spike of energy to your day. With a serving of 45-60% dark chocolate, comes with 3.5mg of iron which is 20% of your daily needs. How many more reasons do we need to convince you that adding chocolate to your diet is a good idea?
Did you know cacao includes more antioxidants than green tea or red wine?! Chocolate contains flavonoids, also known as antioxidants, that is linked to improving heart health by lowering blood pressure, better blood flow and preventing cell damage. More the reason to enjoy a block or two of dark chocolate with your evening tea or wine.
For those 5 reasons, we highly encourage you to increase your chocolate intake this winter.
Maybe a chocolate a day, will keep the doctor away.