Whenever we reminisce the sweet moments of childhood, the one thing that helps us relive our cherished moments is chocolates. Chocolates in one way or another are always a part of our upbringing. Perhaps, some ambitious and fortunate kids might have even seen a chocolate dreamland. But when faced with reality, we recall how our parents used to deter us from eating chocolates every now and then. And their reason would be to avoid any sort of tooth decay risks. Yes! Quite possible it was. But that was then.
Now we’re full-grown adults and we can always maintain our dental hygiene. Tooth decaying factors can no more prevent us from eating as many chocolates as we want to, as long as we‘re conscious enough about our oral hygiene and controlled portioning of chocolate.
Gone are the days when chocolate was considered as a mere confectionery item. Because research and various studies confirm the goodness of chocolates. Yes! Chocolate is really good for you in interesting ways beyond your imagination. We now know that chocolate consumption through portion control is in fact good for our heart and good for our body.
Scientists have revealed that eating reasonable amount of chocolate is perfectly good as it makes us feel emotionally better and helps boost our body endorphins. Chocolates, especially Dark chocolates also protect us against heart diseases.
So, let’s check out why all of us should occasionally indulge in a sweet treat with no more of no-no to chocolates!
Chocolate can make you live longer– A research by the Harvard University claims that those who eat modest amount of chocolate- a couple of times in a month can live longer than those who don’t eat any.
They found out that this can be due to the fact that cocoa contains antioxidants called “Polyphenols” that prevent the oxidation of unsafe cholesterol. The antioxidants are good to protect us against cancer.