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The Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

To celebrate February, with Valentines Day around the corner our focus is Love and Self Care, so we have chosen to talk about Dark chocolate and the benefits you can find. Rich in cocoa, containing 3 times more than milk chocolate. Indulge in this every so often with a small square or two. You deserve it!

 

 

Full of antioxidants

Containing flavonoids and polyphenols that help neutralize free radicals. These are compounds found in plants.

 

 

Iron & Magnesium & Zinc

 

Containing these wonderful nutrients and minerals, work to our advantage as it helps with our mood so we feel great.

 

Improves brain function

 

Flavonoids help increase blood flow to the brain which has a positive effect on brain activity.

 

 

Anti-inflammatory effects

 

As it contains flavonoids and polyphenols [plant compounds] these are natural antioxidants that prevent inflammation.

 

 

Can improve sugar levels & prevent heart disease

 

Studies show that it can help lower this.

 

 

 

 

MamaSia recommend buying Dark Chocolate that is at least 70%, this means it is high in cocoa and contains less sugar. Why not sprinkle some Dark Choc on your porridge? Add some Baobab powder for some extra sweetness.

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References:

 

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/your-brain-on-chocolate-2017081612179

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6262453/

 

 

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