We all know the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but did you know that dark chocolate can also keep you out of the doctor’s office and feeling better than ever? As it turns out, dark chocolate has numerous health benefits and at Zoëtry Resorts, staying healthy and feeling great is part of our wellness philosophy.
So, what’s so great about dark chocolate (aside from the obvious fact that its delicious!)?
Dark chocolate contains more cocoa than other kinds of chocolate and when made correctly keeps almost 95% of its flavanoids. Studies have shown that eating one piece of dark chocolate a day can, in fact, be good for your heart and keep your cardiovascular system in tip top shape. Additionally, dark chocolate can also lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol by up to 10 percent!
Aside from the benefits to your heart, dark chocolate also acts as an anti-depressant, stimulates endorphin production and contains theobromine and caffeine, which serve as stimulants. So what are you waiting for? You can feel a little less guilty next time you indulge in a piece of dark chocolate!