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Chocolate cocktail with berries

Eating chocolate may be beneficial for lowering cholesterol, risk of heart disease, improving memory, concentration and overall brain function. Dark chocolate is rich in minerals such as iron, magnesium and zinc. Also, cocoa or dark chocolate contains antioxidants called flavanoids, which can provide positive benefits to our health. (Medical News Today, J. Nordqvist, 2018)


According to famous nutritionist and therapist from London Tracy Tredoux (Love Yourself silly with chocolate, 2019), chocolate is good for our body because it: IMPROVES MOOD.

Dark chocolate is rich in flavanoids, which are great rescues in bad moods, because they directly positively affect our stress sensors in our minds, thus reducing anxiety and stress.

SUPPORTS GOOD HEART FUNCTION

Chocolate is rich in antioxidants and flavanoids, which help protect our blood from clotting and thus protect the lining of the arteries. It should also be mentioned that dark chocolate does not increase the amount of cholesterol in our body. It can be enjoyed by people of any age, thus improving their cardiovascular health and blood circulation.

HELPS THOSE WHO WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT


High-quality dark chocolate stabilizes blood sugar levels, reduces cravings for sweets and regulates appetite.How much of it can be eaten?According to health experts, it should be no more than 30-60g of dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa per day (Medical News Today, J.Eskie, 2022)It is easy to include dark chocolate or high-quality cocoa in the menu of everyday meals. Like for example:Hot or cold cocoa drink with milk or vegetable substitute.As an ingredient in your favorite smoothieChia or rice pudding for seasoningFor sprinkling crushed dark chocolate on porridge, fruit salad, pancakes As an ingredient to diversify breakfast granola.I'm also sharing my favorite chocolate-berry smoothie recipe:1.5 cups of milk1.5 cups of fresh raspberries1 banana1 cup spinach0.5 cup fresh blueberries1 tablespoon of cocoa.We beat all the ingredients in a blender until smooth, decorate with a sprig of fresh mint and enjoy a great chocolate-flavored smoothie!





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