I think we all love chocolate. If you don't like dark you have the milk chocolate to choose. Dark is better since it does not have as much sugar. Here are some interesting facts about the benefits of chocolate.
Researchers have found that chocolate produces the effects of a mild anti-depressant by increasing serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain. So if you are feeling a little blue reach for the cocoa.
I remember during a basketball playoff game our coach giving us dark chocolate during half time. I always wondered why? Come to find out chocolate contains a small amount of caffeine. Now I know my coach wanted us pumped up!
More good news, chocolate does not appear to raise blood cholesterol levels.
And the antioxidants in dark chocolate are more than what you find in pecans and red wine.
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