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I have always read … mostly factual – and so, it feels that I have always known about the wonders of cocoa. Dark, dark, chocolate bars are worth consuming as they are a food source that is full of nourishment. It is not worth having light-weight chocolate as it is just full of sugar but the heady, sultry black chocolate bars enrich the body with life-giving minerals for health and strength.

Dark, dark, chocolate bars contain magnesium, which helps with regular movement of the bowels; iron, which enriches the red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body; phosphorous, which not only helps to strengthen bones, teeth, cells and membranes but also helps to destroy feelings of anxiety, stress, general weakness and irritability; copper, which is also a multi-use mineral, it helps maintain hair colour, skin youthfulness, it maintains bones, heart and brain tissue, production of red blood cells, basic energy, fights infections, skin healing; calcium, which helps to strengthen bones and teeth, acts as natural pain relief, relaxes muscles, (people who are short of calcium are apt to be bad tempered, get irritated and sometimes become violent); Zinc, which is surely the saviour of mankind as it has the propensity of destroying viruses and keeping the body safe, it also helps the nurturing of the white warrior cells or T cells in the blood stream, it is essential for the healing of wounds … So never feel guilty about eating the dark, black, chocolate that holds so much abundance of goodness. It is best to try and eat chocolate that is at least 70% cocoa solids and with little sugar and never any sweetener. Munch on one or two squares each day and enjoy this nourishing food.

Dark dark chocolate

Dark, dark chocolate … is surely not only good for the body but good for the soul

Little extra titbits about dark, dark, black chocolate:

Firstly, chocolate is produced from the cocoa bean (cacao, kakaw or cacaua), which is a herb. The cocoa bean and in fact dark, dark, black chocolate contains vitamin P. This is the magic vitamin that many will refer to using the term flavonoid. There are approximately 5000 flavonoids to be found in natural fresh foods. Flavonoids are known for their antioxidant properties. They are widely believed to give us longevity (long life), they protect us from free radicals (these are the little electrons that storm through our bodies pillaging our cells like pirates, they damage our organs, bones, joints, cartilage, in fact wherever there are cells in the body free radicals travel and attack). By eating foods that contain antioxidants we equip our bodies with armies that defend, protect and enable us to mend and rebuild ourselves. So besides dark, dark, black chocolate keep an army within by eating the best possible nourishing foods that you can: fresh vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, seeds and avoid those that inhibit health such as processed, manufactured foods, sugars and starches.

7 comments:

Russ aka Grampy said...

I have to save this post. Going out right now and buy some of that dark chocolate. Now I can eat chocolate that is good for me. Thanks for the info. My wife won't believe me that is why I have to save this post.

Kloggers/Polly said...

Years ago Russ in ancient books on cooking and housework, it would recommend housewives to take an afternoon nap of at least half-hour every afternoon and never to go to bed without first drinking a cup of cocoa. I was so intrigued with this I began reading all kinds of information about chocolate. There was much to read and health book after nutrition book all advocated regular consumption of the rich dark chocolate bars that were filled with so many life giving minerals. The only thing that I could find bad about chocolate was the varieties that were filled with sugars or sweeteners and those should always be avoided.

So what was even more strange when shopping for these better, dark richer bars were, in most cases, they proved to be much more cheaper to buy. For those who are money stretched the basic dark bars of supermarkets which are approximately 52% cocoa are currently 31 pence. The richer dark chocolate bars such as the one shown which I am currently munching through cost under £1.00 - this one was 98 pence. Chocolate bars vary and to succeed in the enjoyment of the darker ones then it is best to shop around and find one that suits your own individual taste. If you are not used to dark chocolate then begin by eating the 52% one for the first month and build up to the stronger varieties - it really is well worth it and your body feels much better for the change.

Colleen said...

As if I need someone to tell me it's OK to eat chocolate. Mmmmmmm...

Ann said...

I've always loved dark chocolate. Nice to know it's good for me :) I've never paid attention to the cocoa content on any chocolate bars though. Now I'm curious and will have to check the next time I get one

Ratty said...

It's amazing, the wonderful things they are finding out about chocolate now.

EastCoastLife said...

Glad to hear this about chocolatse! I'm a chocoholic and can't survive without chocolates daily. :D

I like my chocolates with a little milk. Now I will try to eat more dark chocolates.... for health's sake. :)

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There was much to read and health book after nutrition book all advocated regular consumption of the rich dark chocolate bars that were filled with so many life giving minerals