Sunday, November 15, 2009

13 Reasons Why Chocolate and Anti Aging are Related

I thought I’d give you one of the most delicious anti aging tips I could ever give you, especially for the chocolate lovers among us! Did you know that you can safely eat dark chocolate (also known as cacao) within reasonable amounts and benefit in your battle against aging? The following tips are 14 reasons why you can eat dark chocolate and why it’s good for you: polyphenols, and antioxidants.

1) Dark natural chocolate supports healthy glucose levels:
The modern western diet has caused a surge in the number of people with diabetes. Research has shown that dark chocolate affects glucose blood levels in a positive way.

2) Cacao Promotes Cardiovascular health:
Eating cacao has a positive effect on heart and blood vessels, maintaining healthy cholesterol levels and controlling inflammation.

3) Cacao maintains the power of your brain:
The anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties are believed to help protect the brain and promote healthy cognitive and mental functioning. Cacao also effects mood in a good way. Who is not happy when eating chocolate?

4) Anti aging benefits:
High grade dark chocolate (cacao) is a marvelous source of anti-oxidants and other nutrients which help diminish the signs of aging.

5) Dark Chocolate is full of Anti oxidants:
Dark chocolate is full of anti oxidants including epicatechins, flavanols, and anthocyanins.

6) Dark Chocolate Protects the Skin:
The anti-oxidants in cacao can protect the skin from radiation and help to move the blood flow to the skin.

7) Cacao helps your Teeth:
Research has shown that the flavanols will protect your teeth in various ways.

8) Cacao elevates mood:
Cacao increases the manufacture of serotonin, dopamine, anandamide and theobromine which enhance mood. This is probably the reason we feel good when we eat dark chocolate.

9) Dark chocolate helps support healthy inflammation:
Cacao is full of polyphenols which assist with healthy inflammation in the body.

10) Cacao increases energy:
Cacao is full of nutrients which help the body to use energy correctly, without having to eat unhealthy sugar laden snacks.

11) Dark chocolate is delicious:
We can’t argue here - a worthy treat.

12) Dark Chocolate is easily absorbed:
Dark chocolate is easily absorbed by the body when the chocolate is organic.

13) Dark chocolate helps control weight and appetite:
Because of its ability to improve mood, cacao can also help to control appetite and cravings.
Treat yourself to a piece of it today. Dark chocolate has been linked to optimum weight control.

So now you have these anti-aging tips on how dark chocolate can help you fight aging naturally. Be sure to buy organic dark chocolate and don’t eat too much if you are watching your weight. Who would have ever thought that dark chocolate sweetened naturally could help you so much? There are also some organic brands of chocolate out there that have nuts and fruits in them. Yum!

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