EAT MORE CHOCOLATE!
This is no joke. Remember all those times your Mom told you to stop eating chocolate because you will break out and get fat, well, guess what – she was WRONG! At least with dark chocolate, which is not only good for you, but it is great for your body and your skin. The Flavonoids found in dark chocolate protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays (this does not mean you could throw away the sunscreen, however). Regular consumption of dark chocolate will help you achieve a smooth and problem-free complexion by keeping your skin moist and well nourished. The flavonoids antioxidant properties can also help prevent blood clots and stroke, thus reducing the risk of heart attacks. It also helps to keep your blood cholesterol levels and blood pressure in check. When you are feeling stressed, pop in a little dark chocolate to help reduce your elevated stress hormones! It is also a very effective anti-inflammatory
Studies have shown that dark chocolate can strengthen your brain, your vision, improve your blood flow, increases your endurance, help control coughs and can help you live longer.
Many nutritionists recommend starting your day with a small amount of dark chocolate (1.5 – 3 ounces) to help give you energy, burn more calories and boost your mood. My favorite dark chocolate is from Theo Organic Fair Trade Chocolate, which could be found at most grocery stores throughout Colorado. Please share with us your favorite dark chocolate so we can give some other brands a try!