Saturday, 21 February 2009

...... eat CHOCOLATE ......

Being a chocolate lover, I know chocolate is fattening and addictive. I can't stop hunting for new chocolates in the market, that they make me absolutely tempted to buy.

I think 9 out of 10 people loves to eat chocolate, and the 10th one usually come out with an excuse for not eating it. Many said that it's fattening to eat chocolate (I agree) but here are some (GOOD) facts for you, so that you will eat chocolate with more pleasure and less guilt:

  1. Chocolate contains high levels of phenol, which helps to fight heart disease.
  2. When eating chocolate, our brain will produce serotonin, which is a chemical that make us 'feel good'
  3. Epicatechin, gallic acid, and flavonoids are the 3 chemicals significantly found in dark chocolate, which thought to protect hearts and reduce blood pressure. BUT, it's still high in sugar and fat, eat a bit of chocolate everyday and reduce other calories found in your food, or do more exercise!
  4. Chocolate does not cause ance (pimples). Pure chocolate contains antioxidants, which actually aid in producing better skin. Some experts believe milk mixed with chocolate is actually culprit. LOL~
  5. Research shows evidence that flavonol-rich cocoa stimulates neurovascular activity, enhancing memories and alertness.
  6. An entire once of chocolate contains no more caffeine than a cup of decaffeinated coffee. {Imagine how much caffeine there is in a cup of coffee! Dont drink more than 2 cups per day, it's not good for your health}
  7. Chocolate triggers the release of endorphins, which reduce the body's sensitivity to pain.
  8. Medical complains that have been treated with chocolate include anaemia, poor appetite, mental fatigue, tuberculosis, fever, gout, kidney stones, reduced longevity, and poor sexual appetite. (WOW~~)
  9. A study at Cornell University found hot cocoa has nearly twice the antioxidants of red wine and three times the amount found in green tea.
So now, what do you thick about chocolates? Are you going to eat them? Well. I think whatever you eat, either is chocolate or any other food, eat them in moderation. Balanced diet is still the most important. If you dont eat chocolate, you will miss the pleasure in it!

Life is short, eat CHOCOLATE~

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