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6 reasons why you should hook into your Valentine Day goodies

When I think of Valentine’s Day, the first thing, after love of course, that comes to mind is chocolate.

Now it is not all doom and gloom if you are watching your weight, in fact research has discovered that chocolate might not be that bad after all.  If you pick and consume it wisely

Eating dark chocolate is the key.

Here are 6 reasons why you can hook into that box of chocky’s on Valentines Day…..

1+  Cocoa powder, which I used in my Chia seed cocao pudding, is based on the powder form of dark chocolate, which has antibacterial properties and can help fight tooth decay.

2+  Want to set the right mood for the day? Dark chocolate is your best alias because it contains phenylethy­lamine which helps to lift our moods and reduce those afternoon stress levels.

3+  Have you ever tried burning a chocolate scented candle, it relaxes you right?  Well, smelling the real thing does the same.

4+  Choco­late can really be good for peo­ple who are watching their waistline. One hot choco­late cup taken before meals can help fill us up – but without the sugar of course.

5+  It is a total myth that chocolate gives you acne…oh, and there is no dairy in the dark variety either.

6+  The dark variety can help prevent heart disease – it contains flavonoids which like tea, acts as antioxidants and helps to fight free radicals caused from everyday stresses.

So there you have it, choose wisely and don’t overdo it, but you can accept those wicked little morsels next week and be a know it all too!

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