Do you find yourself craving a sweet chocolate snack? Dark chocolate might be just what you are looking for! In fact, studies have proven that dark chocolate is actually a healthier sweet treat, if consumed in moderation. Here are three reasons you should not feel guilty about eating dark chocolate:
- Stress less - A study performed by the National Institutes of Health, found that females who consumed 40g of chocolate during a 2-week period, reported to be not as stressed after eating chocolate. Eating chocolate also, triggers natural endorphins that make eaters feel happier.
- Improved heart health - According to researchers, the flavonoids in dark chocolate can lower cholesterol, and lower blood pressure. Chocoholics can also rejoice, as researchers have found that habitual chocolate eaters have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease and strokes in comparison to people who don’t eat chocolate.
- Promotes weight loss - According to researchers from the University of Copenhagen, dark chocolate promotes satiety and suppresses the desire for something sweet. Participants reported that they also felt fuller after consuming dark chocolate than after eating milk chocolate.
You may be asking yourself, why is dark chocolate so much healthier than milk chocolate? Dark chocolate has less added sugar and fat, which improves the overall nutritional value. Also, dark chocolate is higher in cocoa powder, making it higher in nutrients including iron, and magnesium. Although dark chocolate is healthier, it is important to consume it in moderation.
Here’s the best news of all, our Chocolate Sensations feature a propriety herbal formula that helps to increase thermogenesis and suppresses appetite. With less than 45 calories per piece, you can choose from a variety of flavors including Raspberry, Coffee, Dark Chocolate, Mint, and Orange. Made with 70% organic dark cocoa and proprietary appetite suppressing ingredients, these individually wrapped chocolates are perfect for an after-dinner treat or a sweet indulgence when you're on the go!