My wife began eating dark chocolate to lower cholesterol and decrease menopause related anxiety, She purchases Hershey’s special dark chocolate bars,Hershey special dark chocolate cocoa, Hershey’s dark chocolate kisses, Dark chocolate M & M’s, and various brands of sugar free Dark chocolate bars.
Lately she has been bringing home Russell Stover dark chocolate with coconut. Sometimes I believe she is obsessed with dark chocolate. Even so, I find I now ask her if any dark chocolate is on hand. I think dark chocolate is delicious, and has a distinctive taste, that makes it different from regular milk chocolate.
Dark Chocalate also has properties that make it a sweet benefit for health, especially men’s health. Eating dark chocolate helps improve mood, increases blood flow and may lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
One ingredient, in chocolate of the richer hue, is phenylethylamine which has been shown to increase attraction between two people, because it releases the same endorphins that are released by making love. A British study indicated that dark chocolate causes more of a brain buzz than kissing. This is good news for men who are having issues with erectile dysfunction.
Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, and flavonoids. According to Tufts University, a 2 inch square of dark chocolate has about 100 calories, which is not enough to cause any weight gain. Dr. Jeffrey Blumburg. from Tufts, suggests eating dark chocolate with 70% cocoa for the best benefits.
Psychologists, Sexologists and Cardiologists all agree, that what you eat, and how much f it you consume has a direct impact on health. Steve Lamm of the New York School of Medicine says that whatever is good to eat for your heart is also good for sex.
If you are having any serious health issues you should be under the care of a health care provider. with that being said, Dark chocolate in addition to a healthy lifestyle should make your life much sweeter. Don’t over indulge, and if you have blood sugar issues, consider semi sweet or sugar free.