Chocolate love.

Chocolate love.

 

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SInce the past two days I have craved chocolates…the darker ones…like crazy! May be my ‘chums’ round the corner were the reason behind this sudden increase in my chocolate-craving. But, chums or no chums, chocolates are a girl’s best friends, don’t you agree, girls? One bite and all your bad mood evaporates and you are left smiling, contentedly! What magic lies hidden in there!

Metanoia is a health and wellness blog, but I do like to have fun here, because, well, what’s life without some fun, right? So, although I don’t have a lot many pictures of these dark brown pieces of heaven, I thought of sharing a few good things about chocolates and how they help our health. Basically, I just wish to find more excuses to eat chocolates, that’s all!

Benefits of dark chocolate:

Dark chocolate contains minerals like iron, potassium, manganese, zinc and phosphorous.

It is loaded with antioxidants like polyphenols, flavanols, catechins, etc. Antioxidants protect the skin from the damaging effects of free radicals and reduce the signs of ageing.

The flavanols in dark chocolates improve the blood flow and help lower blood pressure.

Dark chocolate (may) increase blood flow to the brain and improve brain function.

Dark chocolate also helps reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL).

And, finally, it helps beat stress and improves your mood, instantly.

I Googled the above information because, well, Google ji is Mr. Know-all! But, the one thing I do know, is anything in moderation is good for our health, chocolates, included. And, the darker the variety, the better, because it has more of cocoa (70% and above) and less of sugar. And, sugar, as you all are well aware, is the number one enemy of our health.

 

 

 

 

Yes, developing a taste for the bitter chocolates can take time, so all you need to do, is eat more of it, little by little, and soon you will be in love with it! A little practice is all it takes.  And, if it doesn’t appeal to you, then, well, I am here…you can courier it to me. I am very helpful like that, you see!?

Of course, dark chocolates are number one on my list of favourites, but I also love white chocolates, too. The milkiness of these just makes me go weak in the knees. Gosh, I am salivating even as I type these words! And, to share a little secret, my passion for chocolates is such, my lip balm is chocolate flavour as is my body lotion!

How about you? Did you drool while reading it? If you did, we are friends, already! If you did not, you really need to go, have a bite of this heavenly, healthy food and then let me know how you felt.

Until then…

Love,

SHILPA…

 

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73 thoughts on “Chocolate love.

  1. My daughter is a die-hard fan of dark chocolate. She won’t eat anything else… No random chocolate. I even custom order her birthday cake made of dark cocoa from a good friend who makes them at home. I knew they were good for you so great to see your post.

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  2. O yes Shilpa, I love dark chocolates and luckily I like them also. After reading so much on weight loss I learnt that dark chocolates don’t add that much sugar content to our body. And I have experienced that dark chocolates instantly relives a headache also. At least I realised so.

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  3. I have been in love with dark chocolates ever since I tasted Bournville for the first time. I prefer the regular ones, not that fruit and nut/almond variety. I’m walking towards the refrigerator while typing this to grab a bite of my Amul dark chocolate now.

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    1. I can eat chocolates with anything in it. You know, once a friend sent for me chilli flavour chocolates! Oh, what a flavour that was! Can’t forget it. But, I don’t think I will be able to eat it again! It burned a lot!!! 😛

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  4. Lovely post-Shilpa, yes I agree we all should have some fun sometime and dark chocolate has amazing qualities. I loved them and after reading your post trying to find any piece in a refrigerator. #Surbhireads #Myfriendalexa

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  5. Hmm. Maybe I’ll make my next featured image CHOCOLATE, just to get back at you for this. I love chocolate. I am not sure that I agree that sugar is our worst enemy (though we typically get far too MUCH of it, if we eat a lot of prepared foods, or restaurant meals). And I think you’d have to eat an unhealthy amount of chocolate to get more than a miniscule trace of those vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants – but I’m all for that! Shall we try?

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  6. Ooh I love dark chocolates too. Recently had Amul dark chocolate and was surprised by the quality and flavour of it. Less sweeter than cadburys. Gorgeous packaging too.
    BTW next time I know what to send you 😉

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  7. I’m the rare species who is not a big chocolate fan, except dark chocolate and the ones with hazelnut or almonds in it, but those too the dark variety. But reading your post has propelled my craving for Ritter Sport Hazelnut Dark!

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  8. Oh, Yes! I did drool while reading about dark chocolate and now there is an intense craving for a teeny weeny byte of it too…I am off sugar for more than 60 days now and you are making me commit sin, Shilpa 😀

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  9. Okay, I know that I’m the minority here, but I have never been a fan of chocolate. I do like dark chocolate that is bitter, but after a piece or two, I’m saturated.

    Having said that the benefits of chocolate are immense. Have you read/watched ‘Chocolat’? You should 🙂

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  10. I like chocolates. Just love them. But I don’t eat them fully. A bite or two and I’m done. I am more of a chocolate flavoured girl. I like brownies, sundaes, shakes, hot chocolate, chocolate biscuits, etc etc.! And they are always on cheat list! 😛

    You are clearly a chocolaty girl and I love you for that!

    Cheers

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  11. It’s an open secret that I love Chocolate. This is one thing I fight with my kids over. 🙂 But yes, my favorite is dark chocolate and the ones with fillings or nuts even better. Not a big fan of milk or any sweet chocolate though. Drool worthy post, Shilpa. 🙂

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  12. Chocolates and I had a fallout, once upon a time, many many moons ago and ever since, we’ve kept away from each other, for reasons best known to us both. Over time, I also realised that cocoa was a big trigger for my migraines and I decided to stay away from that too! I know, I’ve never known the joy that comes from relishing a bite of the dark sinful thing and neither will, in future but, I’ve gifted chocolates to friends, nephews, nieces and neighbourhood kids because who doesn’t love the look of sheer delight on being gifted one? P.S. I love lozenges though, and especially when I’m travelling! All fruity-flavoured ones and even jujubes tempt me to the core. Btw, did you watch the movie CHOCOLAT, Shilpa? Highly recommended, if you haven’t.

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    1. That is so sad, Esha! I reach for a chocolate when in pain and find instant relief, at least psychologically. Just remember next time, someone gifts you chocolates, pass them over to me! 😛

      No, I haven’t seen the movie. But, now I definitely will!

      Thanks Esha! ❤

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