Live Healthy – Chocolate Health Benefits

Many people are unaware that chocolate is not just candy… it is a food that offers real health benefits and is a smart choice to add to your diet.

Some facts include:

  • Chocolate protects against heart disease – similar to red wine, chocolate contains phenols.
  • Raw cocoa has the highest antioxidant value of all natural foods in the world.
  • Cocoa has a high content of sulfur; this mineral is good for nail and hair growth and nourishes your skin.
  • Cocoa contains the amino acid tryptophan which creates serotonin. Serotonin is what creates positive feelings in the brain and helps to prevent depression.
  • Dark chocolate has the same properties as an appetite suppressant and can help you lose weight.