Chocolates are healthy. Aside from improving energy levels it also affects brain development. Dark chocolates can also be considered as diet foods, as they contain higher cocoa content and less sugar and are incorporated in certain diets. Dark chocolates also contain flavanols, which are a class of flavonoids, a plant pigment which have a variety of health benefits, such as better blood circulation. The correct daily dose of chocolates could not only suppress sweet tooth cravings but also energize both mind and body.
Although there is no solid proof and it is yet to be proven, Dark Chocolate are said to affect the brain. There are some studies that link, but not conclusively, how chocolates affect pleasure centers in the brain and release certain chemicals that make people feel good as it also reduces stress. As brain activity is increased, certain brain diseases are decreased, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. Less stress is also a byproduct of such brain activity, and with less stress as a person we become healthier. Also, with less stress a person’s body improves with better metabolism which is always a plus. Better brain development will always improve the body and chocolates are partially responsible for that.
Aside from obvious health requirements that the body needs, chocolates are also responsible for other little things that help our bodies cope with our day to day activities. With the right intake of Chocolate, Dark chocolates to be more precise, as they are purer in nature, most people reduce their cravings for sugary and foods that are sweet, which leads to reduced snacking and eating in between meals. It may also increase a person’s energy levels leading to being less sluggish and being more active. As chocolates affect the brain and body in a lot of ways it could also lead to better moods which is the best health benefit that that chocolates could ever bring to the table.
All in all, chocolates, especially the dark variety, could dispel the myth that chocolates are junk foods, instead could be classified as health food with its array of health benefits. Although overeating chocolates especially the milk and white variety is still frowned upon. Along with Dark Chocolate, exercise and other healthy foods are also necessary for better health conditions and according to the Harvard Health Blog the places where chocolate consumption is highest, also have the highest number of Nobel prize winners, who can say, that as we consume chocolates and brand them as health foods we could also be Nobel prize winners.