Once upon a time, there was a small chocolate shop in the heart of Bern, Switzerland. The owner, Mr. Brown, created a special list of chocolate curiosities to make his store stand out. The list included chocolates with unique ingredients like jalapeño hot pepper and garlic, and quirky shapes including lips, a high-heeled shoe, and a mini Eiffel Tower. There was also a fantastic chocolate creation that contained edible gold flakes.
The store became overrun with customers eager to taste Mr. Brown’s distinctive chocolates, quickly making them a sensation. As a result, he was invited to participate in many food shows around the world.
Have you ever felt bad about adding chocolate to your daily diet? Well, you don’t have to worry about that. Believe it or not, chocolate is beneficial to your health. Chocolate has been underappreciated for years, but science has finally given it the respect it deserves.
Universities and scientific organizations frequently study chocolate for its 300 chemical compounds and health benefits.
1 – Cocoa, the source of chocolate, contains antibacterial agents that fight tooth decay.
2 – The cocoa butter in chocolate contains oleic acid, a fat that increases good cholesterol.
3 – Drinking a cup of hot chocolate before meals reduces appetite.
4 – The life of men who eat chocolate is three to five years longer than those who do not eat. In this case, research continues.
5 – In chocolate, flavonoids—a group of phytonutrients—help keep blood vessels elastic.
6 – Chocolate increases antioxidant levels in the blood.
7 – Some healers use chocolate to treat bronchitis and insect bites.
8 – The carbohydrates in chocolate raise serotonin levels in the brain, which produces a feeling of well-being.