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Minggu, 12 Juni 2011

Chocolate as a health food?

For the latest fashion of chocolate and wine pairing, we became intrigued by the statement of one of his supporters, stating that the chocolate is healthier than cheeses to pair your favorite wine with apparently great defenders of cheese, we'll find out that chocolate has many impressive health benefits.

Many of us were aware that dark chocolate contains antioxidants fight with cancer, but you know, that contains more than red wine, tea, cranberries or blueberries?

The chocolate is too good for the heart. Phenols in chocolate may help reduce the risk of heart disease and Arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Flavanols in chocolate help the body use nitric oxide, which is essential for healthy blood flow and blood pressure, so the chocolate helps reduce blood pressure. Studies at the University of California, Davis even specify that chocolate causes reduction of platelets activity that causes the blood. So eating chocolate may have anti coagulation, blood thinning effect similar to low-dose aspirin, which are today very popular in the medical community.

Studies in the past, focus on the health benefits of dark chocolate, but Wheeling Jesuit University indicates that the consumption of milk chocolate may make use of memory, concentration, and cognitive problems. Increase mental performance is linked to the theobromine and phenylethylamine, which are elements, which are commonly found in milk chocolate. So chocolate you're smarter, too!

Any chocolate lover knows that it is doing well. This may be one reason why many of us are prone to eat too much. But there is scientific evidence that eating chocolate stimulates the production of endorphins, which provide a pleasant feeling, similar to competitors after running a few miles. (Eat chocolate or run? Hmmm....) Chocolate also contains the neurotransmitter serotonin, which acts as an antidepressant. Studies in England also concluded that even the smell of chocolate may lift mood. No wonder that everyone who works in our store is always so happy!

So eating chocolate is fighting against cancer, prevent heart disease, improves brain function and will do you the joy and we are not even mentioned all the vitamins and minerals it contains. But, of course, is the warning: the terrible Word, which always appears whenever we discuss nutrition or healthy eating, "Moderation." Zhutnelý consumption of chocolate is not good for the waistline, which could defeat the purpose of all the health benefits, as outlined here. Too much sugar may also weaken the immune system and the current risk for Diabetes if consumed regularly. So indulge in an amount that fits into a healthy daily intake of calories. And finally, if you eat a chocolate bar, make sure that you're the best. We recommend that you Heggys chocolate.

About the author-John Dennis Shisler, third generation owner of Shisler cheese House, cheese and gourmet food shop in Orrville, OH. He tried to avoid the cheese business for 18 years to everything from the army for the sale of advertising, but eventually returned to his roots and went into the family business. Now it is seeking to bring the great taste of his family business to the rest of the world by its unique and excellent products available online at

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