11 Proven Health Benefits of Eating Chocolate Everyday

beetee's dark chocolate

Do you like to nibble on a piece of chocolate after your meals or just as a sweet treat here and there? Fret not!! Eating chocolate can be healthy too. Don’t believe me; read along.

Chocolate is made from Tropical Theobroma cacao tree seed. If you were to look at this seed of cacao you wouldn’t even believe it’s the base of the chocolate that we eat. Cacao is the raw bean that is bitter in itself and need to be fermented and processed into making chocolate.

It’s safe to say that the cacao seeds go through various transformations to reach the face of chocolate we so love.

Cacao is also packed with numerous antioxidants and anti inflammatory properties that makes it even healthier than green tea or red wine.

There are a few brand who make chocolate the right way. And BEE TEE’S MELT is the brand to try!

Beetee's Artesian Chocolate

To start with the raw beans are washed and fermented in wooded crates with banana leaves. After that they are completely dried and roasted until you get the perfect roasted chocolaty aroma.

These are the made into little cacao nibs and grounded. What you get is a liquid chocolate with cacao butter still intact in it. So when you eat the chocolate you can taste the silkiness and richness. Good quality chocolate has 40% to 50% cocoa butter. And a bar of chocolate has anywhere from 30% to 70% cacao beans + cacao butter.

What makes this chocolate different from others is the sweetener they use. They use coconut sugar, palm sugar, brown sugar. They even have a vegan chocolate with coconut milk and coconut sugar.

BeeTee’s Melt is a Gluten free, Soy free, Refined sugar free, Preservative free Chocolates and Hydrogenated oil and Palm oil free Nut Butter.

My favorite out of their range is the 72% dark chocolate with palm sugar.

beetees dark chocolate

Consuming a little bit of chocolate on a regular basis is actually good for you.

So here are 11 proven health benefits of eating chocolate everyday-

  1. The polyphenol content in chocolate helps in lowering blood pressure.
  2. Dark chocolate contains phytonutrients called flavonoids, which are plant chemicals that act as antioxidants and may play a role in few types of cancer prevention and heart health.
  3. Dark chocolate may prevent heart disease and lower the risk of stroke.
  4. It helps improve cognition, prevent memory loss and better the mood
  5. Chocolate is good for your gut and may help with weight loss.
  6. Could improve blood sugar levels and prevent the risk of diabetes
  7. Chocolate is also known to increase good cholesterol (HDL) and reduce bad cholesterol (LDL).
  8. The antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties of chocolate makes it nutritious and not to mention a delicious treat.
  9. The flavanols can protect against sun damage, improve blood flow to the skin and increase skin density and hydration.
  10. Eating chocolate will instantly better your mood due to the increased level of serotonin in your brain.
  11. The antioxidants in chocolate will fight toxins and free radicals in your body that can cause damage to skin cells. So eating chocolate can also beneficial for its anti ageing properties.

Conclusion

Eating small amount of chocolate (around 5 to 10 grams) daily can actually be beneficial for you in the long run. However ensure that you eat chocolate that has a high content of cocoa atleast 50% and above.

The opinions, ideas, views expressed in this article is solely my experience based in hope to help my readers. Kindly excercise caution and self judgment.

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