Hello people, first and for most I would like to start this post off with a great quote by John Q. Tullius
“Nine out of Ten people like Chocolate, the tenth person always lies”
So as we know it a high majority of people in the world love chocolate. To most people Chocolate is there “guilty pleasure” and as it should be. Today I will help in getting rid of the guilty part of that pleasure and give you chocolate lovers another great excuse to enjoy your favorite chocolates. I was reading a couple articles online and stumbled upon an article written by Kathleen Szelei-Stevens, a local Houston cancer examiner, about the role of coco in the prevention on Cancer.
Oxidative stress is what happens when your body cannot deal with the load of toxins (free radicals) it has or repair the damage caused by those toxins. A chemical in cocoa, polyphenol, helps to rid your body of these free radicals and return it to a healthy state. Many medical journals have published studies showing beneficial effects of cocoa on the inhibition of cancer growth as well as its ability to aid in lowering blood pressure and helping to regulate insulin levels.So if you want to indulge in the occasional chocolate treat, go for it! Just remember, dark chocolate (with 65% or more of cocoa) or pure cocoa powder contains more of the all-important polyphenols that play a role in disease prevention.
So not only can you indulge and enjoy your favorite chocolates, now when your buddy tells you to “lay off the Chocolates” you can shove that piece of knowledge down their throats!
bon a petit.