Sink Your Teeth Into Chocolates To Lose Weight
Yummmm, chocolate! It’s a guilty pleasure for our taste buds.
Remember the last time you felt bad for sinking your teeth into chocolates? For most of us, chocolate is the ultimate comfort food to melt away our stress when life let us down and a romance-inducer.
But get this, the next time you take a bite of chocolate, don’t feel bad because eating chocolates is actually good for you! Here are five scientifically established health benefits of good chocolate.
1. Lose weight
That’s right! According to Neuroscientist Will Clower, consuming a small square of good chocolate 20 minutes before a meal help trigger hormones in the brain that will make you feel full. Hence, cutting the amount of food you subsequently consume. When we eat sugary food, our body can become resistant to insulin, which makes our body produce more ghrelin – a hormone that increases appetite. But dark chocolate inhibits insulin resistance and reduced ghrelin levels. No reason for you to whine about putting on weight from eating chocolates!
2. Good for your skin
Cocoa is one of the best edible sources of antioxidants which are needed to protect your skin from the damage caused by free-radicals. It is also rich in flavanol which helps to filter UV rays, protecting our skin against damage. Besides that, it’s a good source of vitamins A, B1, C, D and E.
3. Improves blood flow
A study found that dark chocolate helps to restore flexibility to arteries. It also prevents the white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels. In 2008, scientists from Harvard conducted an experiment whereby the test subjects were made to undergo two weeks of enhanced chocolate intake. By the fortnight of chocolate face-stuffing, revealed that the blood flow sped up through their subjects middle cerebral arteries.
4. Decreases stroke risk
A Swedish research revealed that eating more than 45 grams of chocolate (about two bars) per week, led to a 20 percent decrease in stroke risk among women. This is because of the flavonoids in chocolate which help fight strokes.
5. Great for mothers and babies
Consuming chocolate helps to reduce stress in expectant mother, according to a Finnish study. It was also found that babies of mothers who’ve had chocolates during pregnancy, smile more often than the offspring of non-chocolate eating parents. You know what they say.. a happy baby is a happy a mommy, so time to fill that belly with some yummylicious chocolates!
Craving for some delicious chocolates? Well, you’re in luck because you can purchase 1 large-sized Hershey’s Chocolate Cake & FREE 1 small-sized Original Flavour Cake for only RM 22 on Superdeals. Yummmy!