Chocolate: we call it a sweet, but many tout it as a health food. You’ve heard it before – chocolate is good for the heart, just like red wine. In the New Year, research that points towards the benefits of cocoa is expected to be used by chocolatiers as an additional marketing technique. But what’s the proof in the (chocolate) pudding? Here are a few recent claims being made about chocolate’s healthiness:
– Cocoa flavanols have the ability to help maintain endothelium-dependent vasodilation, which is a factor in normal blood flow, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
-There is evidence for a correlation between chocolate consumption and positive cognitive effects, suggesting that chocolate can improve both brain function and mood.
But chocolate won’t only support your health. As more and more chocolate manufacturers seek to source fair trade and ethically supplied cocoa, you support a good cause, too when you buy chocolate – a cause that promotes the use of sustainable food production.
Need we give you any more excuses to enjoy some chocolate from Wockenfuss, the candy shop that’s won hearts across Maryland? Get healthy and happy and check out our selection today.
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