Christmas is right around the corner, which means the New Year will be here before you know it. This is the time when people everywhere start to proclaim their desires to live healthier lives in 2014. What’s your New Year’s Resolution? Are you going to pledge to drop a few pounds? Maybe you are going to start running a few days a week. Are you going to eat healthier? Is your New Year’s resolution to give up candy? Before you choose a life without chocolate, take a look at these studies.
Studies show Chocolate is a Healthy Snack
Contrary to popular belief, scientific studies have shown that, in moderation, dark chocolate is a healthy snack option. The secret ingredient: cocoa. It not only adds to chocolate’s distinct sweet taste, but it actually has several health benefits, as well. Cocoa is packed with healthy chemicals like flavonoids and theobromine.
Health Benefits of Chocolate
- A nine-year Swedish study of more than 31,000 women has shown that one or two servings of dark chocolate a week can help cut your risk of heart failure by as much as a third.
- A German study found that a serving of dark chocolate daily can help lower blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke by 39%.
- A University of Copenhagen study found dark chocolate to help lessen cravings and thus aids in weight loss.
- An Italian study found that a candy bar of dark chocolate daily cut their diabetes patients insulin resistance by nearly half.
- Studies have shown that women who eat chocolate daily during their pregnancy were better able to handle the stresses of parenthood than mothers who abstained from chocolate during pregnancy.
So think twice before giving up chocolate this New Year.
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