Dark Chocolate, the delicate stress reliever

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  • Some good physical health outcomes of dark chocolate have been notable. This sweet treat’s improved blood pressure and contribution to blood vessel protection, have been related to improved cardiovascular health.

  • However, there is more good news for all chocolate lovers, since it has also been shown that dark chocolate reduces stress. It affects the body’s secretion of cortisol, which is one way it reduces our levels of stress.

  • The body’s main stress hormone is cortisol. One of its many purposes is to prepare you for how to react in a difficult circumstance. Although this is beneficial, it can potentially be harmful to your health if your cortisol levels remain high as a result of ongoing stress. Some of those effects might be mitigated by dark chocolate which is a really insightful fact.

  • The fact that dark chocolate can be so advantageous is comforting, especially given that our bodies’ natural stress responses may cause us to seek more sweets. But if we succumb too frequently and indulge in emotional eating, we run the risk of putting on a lot of weight.

  • Eat dark chocolate slowly and deliberately to appreciate it without worrying about what it will do to your waistline. To really appreciate the chocolate’s flavor and mouthfeel, do nothing else while eating it. You are less likely to overeat the more this process you are involved in.

  • Dark Chocolates can be really helpful with mental health and managing stress which will be an added sweetness to the delicacy it already has.
Nethmi Rodrigo

Nethmi Rodrigo

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