We all know that the New Year means making choices about what we eat and how we choose to live a healthier lifestyle, well we at Alpes d’Or are here to tell you that you CAN still eat chocolate in January even if you are going to be starting a new health regime.
According to healthline.com, the cocoa tree is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet. Studies show that the consumption of dark chocolate in moderation can, in fact, improve your health and lower your risk of heart disease. Top quality dark chocolate contains fibre, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese as well as a number of other very beneficial minerals. We at Alpes d’Or love Dark Chocolate and we are delighted with this news. There is even a recommended amount of Dark Chocolate you can eat. Really you ask?? Yes, there is, the recommended amount of Dark Chocolate per day according to experts is 30 to 60g, this is roughly about 1 to 2 ounces of Dark Chocolate, great news for all chocolate lovers! As well as addressing your physical health, Dark Chocolate is said to also improve your mental health and your mood. Chocolate has long been associated with love and happiness. Chocolate contains a compound called phenylethylamine (PEA), a brain chemical that’s released during moments of emotional euphoria. This compound causes us to feel happy and brings us a sense of satisfaction. When we eat Dark Chocolate endorphins bind with opiate receptors in the brain, leaving us with a sense of contentment and euphoria, as if you had just completed a great amount of exercise. Dark Chocolate also can improve memory and brain function.
So that is it! If you are starting a new years resolution and you are trying to be healthy then you have come to the right blog post. Many of the health benefits of Dark Chocolate have been proven scientifically and we love the fact that Chocolate also improves mental health. That’s us at Alpes d’Or convinced! new year, new me, new Chocolate.