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Health Benefits Of Chocolate

Monday, October 16, 2017


Can you magine - I received a plate of chocolate by post the other day! It was a thank you for taking a part in moodboard competition organized by Finnish Housing Fair and Marabou (Swedish chocolate manufactory). So I got this plate of chocolate free. It felt so good to spend a couple of hours reading a good novel and having bites of chocolate in the afternoon.

I'm a chocoholic so I need to know if there're any health benefits of chocolate. That would give me a perfect excuse to continue my so-called quilty pleasure.


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Voitko kuvitella - sain toissa päivänä levyn suklaata postitse! Se oli kiitos osallistumisestani moodboard-kilpailuun, jonka järkkäsivät Suomen Asuntomessut ja Marabou. Sain siis tämäm kuvissa esiintyvän suklaalevyn ihan ilmaiseksi. Oli ihana fiilis vetäytyä pariksi tunniksi hyvän kirjan ja suklaan kanssa sohvalle.

Olen todellinen suklaaholisti, joten mun on pakko selvittää onko suklaassa mitään terveyshyötyä. Näin saisin itselleni tekosyyn jatkaa pahettani.



Health benefits of chocolate

1. It's good for the heart and circulation
2. It reduces risk of stroke
3. It's mineral rich such as potassium, zinc, selenium and iron
4. It reduces cholesterol
5. It's good for your skin as it protects against sun damage
6. It can help you loose weight
7. It's good for mothers and babies
8. It may prevent diabetes
9. Chocolate is good for the brain
10. Chocolate makes you feel better

ps. I found these facts here!
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Suklaan terveysvaikutukset

1. Suklaa on hyväksi sydämmelle ja verenkierrolle
2. Se vähentää aivoinfarktin riskiä
3. Siinä on paljon mineraaleja kuten kaliumia, sinkkiä, seleeniä ja rautaa
4. Se alentaa kolesterolia
5. Se on hyväksi iholle, sillä se suojaa aurinkovaurioilta
6. Se voi auttaa painonpudotuksessa
7. Se on hyväksi äideille ja vauvoille
8. Se saattaa ehkäistä diabetes-riskiä
9. suklaa on hyväksi aivoille
10. Suklaa saa olosi paremmaksi

ps. löysin nämä faktat täältä!




To get these benefits the chocolate must be dark and with cocoa percentage at least 70%, and the amounts of eating it should be rather small.


Btw, if you became interested in that book "Budapest Noir" by Vilmos Kondor, check it here. I can warmly recommend it to all who have visited Buddapest or are going to visit here!

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Suklaan terveysvaikutukset saavuttaakseen, suklaan tulee olla tummaa ja kaakaon osuus vähintään 70% sekä syöntimäärät kohtuullisia.

Jos kiinnostuit myös tuosta kirjasta Vilmos Kondorin Budapest Noir, löytyy siitä lisää suomeksi täältä Suosittelen lämpimästi kaikille Budapestin kävijöille tai tänne aikoville!


32 comments:

  1. I can't believe I used to hate dark chocolate.

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    1. I didn't like that either, but lately I've become almost addicted to it.

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  2. Hmmm I'm not so sure that chocolate will help me loose weight... but I do know that it's good for my brain! I'm always happy when I'm having chocolate. The only problem is... that it doesn't last and I always want more :P I'd be so happy to find some in my mailbox ahah
    I guess chocolate is like almost everything: it's not bad for you if you don't over eat it...

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    1. Exactly and overeating is my main problem!

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  3. I have read a lot about the benefits of chocolate. Primarily its is good for the heart and circulation. It is alos very good for hydrating the skin better. More reasons to have a chocolate!

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    1. This was the first time I found some health benefits of chocolate - so happy I found some :D

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  4. I agree! Contrary to popular belief chocolate in moderation, specifically dark chocolate is actually good for you. It is great to hear that it can improve blood circulation x

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  5. Before they're processed into chocolate, cacao beans have more antioxidants flavonoids than blueberries, green tea and red wine. They have also been associated with improvements in mood as they enhance opioid-receptors in the brain. Very cool stuff! x

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    1. Oh, really?!! I didn't know cacao beans have such a large amount of flavonoids. That's fantastic!

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  6. Amazing post, I knew few of them but was not aware of their Cholesterol reducing properties. they are better when unprocessed and extra sugars are not added, since then they give the true benefits

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    1. Exactly - unprocessed and without any added sugar chocolate brings out the benefits.

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  7. I knew it! I knew that chocolate was good for you and this list proves it!

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    1. I didn't know it before but finding out all these benefits made me so happy :D

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  8. Good book and chocolate is divine! I am glad that you shared the health benefits of chocolates as it supports my love for chocolate. I make dark chocolate and oats face mask to make my skin healthy ;)

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    1. That's a fantastic combo - I mean the facial mask! Thanks for the tip!

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  9. In India we get this chocolate bar called Amul Dark Chocolate and it is straight up, heavenly! I can actually feel it calming me.

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    1. Oh, that's great! Chocolate gives energy but it's also calming and reducing stress such like you mentioned.

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  10. I love chocolate. The idea of combining dark chocolate and orange sounds heavenly.

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  11. Dark chocolate is my absolute favourite! It helps that it's the healthiest chocolate to have, I tell myself that so I can have twice as much!

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    1. I do the same! Sometimes we need those excuses :D

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  12. Literally I was excited reading your post, because chocolate is my greatest love. Knowing that it has so many health benefits makes me wanna say YES I CAN EAT MORE CHOCOLATE NOW!!!!! haha, just kidding

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  13. I will never ever let anyone tell me again that chocolate is not good for me! LOL. Love all the benefits.

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  14. I lovr dark chocolates and yes it is good for our health. I paired it with coffee, tea or wine and its enjoyablr.

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    1. Oh yes, I like to combine chocolate with my afternoon tea :)

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  15. I've heard a lot of good thing about chocolate , especially dark chocolate . I live chocolate , even we grow cacao in our farm . My family making a crispy bean of chocolate from our farm . Pure from chocolate been , we dried and roasted without any additional ingredient . We eat as a snack accompany our tea and coffee every day

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    1. Pure chocolate is simply divine! With a cup of tea it is almost a must for me :)

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  16. LOVE the blog layout first of all and thanks for including benefits of something we all (well mostly) enjoy! I love it with a nice cake, or chocolate cake after a full meal! extra sugar can be good sometimes, apparently it's good for sleep! ha, which is your favourite shop xx

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    1. I don;t really have a favourite chocolate shop at the moment or a brand neither. Everything goes :D

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