Who doesn’t love indulging in chocolate? Whether it be Valentine's Day chocolate, birthday treats, or winter holiday decadence, chocolate seems to follow us through every season! Although the thought of chocolate may cause some of us to stress about keeping our diet healthy, dark chocolate has been discovered to hold a number of health benefits!
For this week, we have a fun and simple challenge! Enjoy a bit of dark chocolate! It is a wonderful source of antioxidants and is the healthiest form of chocolate to consume. Studies have shown that dark chocolate benefits the heart and brain. Eating moderate amounts twice a week can actually lower blood pressure, improve blood flow, help prevent blood clots and reduce the risk of stroke.
Trying to get in all your vitamins for the week can be challenging. Dark chocolate may help solve that problem because potassium, copper, magnesium and iron are all found in this sweet treat!
There are multiples ways to incorporate dark chocolate into your week. Whether dipping a banana in chocolate, enjoying chocolate-covered almonds or finding small chocolate thins to munch on in the car, you have a surplus of products and ways to help you receive all the health benefits while fulfilling your sweet cravings. Take a photo of your favorite dark chocolate snack this week and post with the hashtag #bebetter52!
We personally love the brand Theo’s chocolate! Their chocolate bars are vegan, non-GMO, and they specialize in a variety of fun dark chocolate bars. Whether it be turmeric dark chocolate, peanut butter dark chocolate, or sea salt dark chocolate, they have a variety to fit everyone's taste buds.