Have you ever felt like eating dark chocolate had to be more beneficial to you than just soothing your cravings in times of stress? You were right, it is! Dark chocolate lovers can finally indulge in delicious dark chocolate for health reasons! According to scientific research from around the world there are many physical benefits of dark chocolate!

You may notice that dark chocolate is comparably more bitter in taste than milk chocolate. Dark chocolate contains higher amounts of cocoa solids and less added flavorings. A higher amount of cocoa means a higher amount of anti-oxidants and cocoa flavanols (plant-based nutrients). They provide the benefits of dark chocolate.

Just a few benefits of dark chocolate include:

  • Possible weight loss

Neuroscientists have found that a small square of dark chocolate melted on the tongue 20 minutes before a meal will trigger hormones in your brain to signal that you are full. This hormone release can reduce the amount of food you eat, and in turn lead to weight loss.

  • Lower bad (LDL) cholesterol

At the same dark chocolate will raise your good (HDL) cholesterol.

  • Healthier skin

The cocoa flavanols found in dark chocolate can assist in protecting your skin against sun damage.

  • Reduced risk of stroke

Consuming dark chocolate lowers the risk of suffering from a stroke. The results of Finland researchers found that their test group’s risk was lowered by 17%.

  • Brain benefits

Cocoa flavanols have been found to reduce memory loss in the elderly. Dark chocolate has also been found to have anti-inflammatory qualities and is used in treating brain injuries like concussions.

If you’re ready to improve your health while savoring an indulgent treat, try Amber Lyn chocolates. We’re committed to providing you with the highest quality chocolate made of only natural ingredients. Not only will you receive the physical benefits of dark chocolate but your heart and soul will benefit too!