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4 Reasons Chocolate Can Be Good For You

Chocolatier Prepares For Valentine's Day
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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many people will be indulging on chocolate. Over 58 million poundsof Chocolate will be eaten on V-Day.Here are some reasons that Chocolate may actually be good for you:

1. It Can Give You Energy For Your Workout. According to research, chocolate milk can be just as useful as sports energy drinks and protein drinks.

 2.  Chocolate  Contains Flavonoids.  Flavonoids can produce antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cell-protective effects. Eating foods and chocolate rich in flavonoids can  reduce the risk of heart disease.  Dark chocolate is the best.

3. It Won’t Wake You Up at Night. Chocolate is not filled with caffeine. An ounce of dark Chocolate contains about 20 milligrams of caffeine. A cup of coffee has about 100 milligrams and a cup of tea has 50 milligrams of caffeine.

4. Chocolate is Not That Bad for Your Teeth.  Chocolate actually could protect your teeth Chocolate contains theobromine, an organic molecule that occurs naturally in cocoa. According to research theobromine, can help strengthen tooth enamel.  Dark chocolate works best for this.

Enjoy your Valentine’s Chocolate!

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