Once of the greatest pleasure in life in to enjoy something that tastes good that also is good for you. First, let's just say that chocolate brings a smile to everyone's face no matter what type you like or if it's in ice cream form or in a bar. That alone makes it beneficial for your health and state of mind.
Delicious chocolate treats at Vosges in NY
It also contains serotonin which is an anti-depressant, helps in the production of endorphins that give you feelings of pleasure, and finally it is a stimulant because it has caffeine. Additionally, studies have shown it contains anti-oxidants that help in fighting the free radicals caused by aging that can lead to heart disease, high blood preassure and can help balance certain hormones in the body.
Mind you, all of these facts are present in in dark chocolate even though milk and white chocolate have shown some beneficial elements. For more information check out this website.
Enjoy your day and hope you enjoy a good piece of chocolate or at least the images in these post!
i feel so much better now about the cookies i made last night with a pound of chocolate in the batterReplyDelete
So many good reasons to eat chocolate! I've found over the years that I've been able to move from milk chocolate to dark chocolate -- which is apparently better for you. I think I need to bake again...immediately.ReplyDelete
Everyday!! Dark chocolate is a must for me after dinner... This is my kind of post! :)ReplyDelete
I love love love dark chocolate! Thanks for sharing all these fun facts!ReplyDelete
I need the serotonin, especially when I have one of those stressful days at work!ReplyDelete
I have never liked milk chocolate... and dark chocolate does have a bunch of benefits, I remember when I was pregnant my Doctor gave me a very strict diet that included dark chocolate 2 times a week. Couldn't argue with that!ReplyDelete
OH MAN THIS IS MAKING ME HUNGRY!!!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, all this chocolate looks SOOOO good!ReplyDelete
Chocolate = love.ReplyDelete
EVIL!!! Now I need to find that jar of Nutella I made my coworker hide.ReplyDelete
I think a box of good truffles is one of the best gifts ever. Those all look delicious!
I actually had to dig into a piece of chocolate last night because I read your previous post yesterday. It's so powerful! :)ReplyDelete
Oh man, this makes me want to watch the movie Chocolat and just go to town on some chocolate.ReplyDelete
Good for you AND it tastes delicious!!! droooool.ReplyDelete
Oh Vosges...Every Easter, I go crazy for salted caramel and spicy chili bunnies!ReplyDelete
Gah! I have never seen chocolate look so beautiful - I need some!! :PReplyDelete
These pictures are making my stomach growl! That chocolate looks incredible.ReplyDelete
oh i love chocolate!ReplyDelete
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I love dark- expensive chocolate. Keep it in the fridge at all time- don't share it with my kids and eat it when I NEED it or when I feel a headache comming on!ReplyDelete
My parents also swear by it and they pride themselves on never taking pills- for anything.
I am practically drooling just looking at these pictures!! ;)ReplyDelete
these look soo delicious! <3ReplyDelete
Mmmm, yes please! I am really craving some dark chocolate truffles after reading this post! Hope you're having a lovely tuesday!ReplyDelete
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mmmmmmm now I am getting a major craving :)ReplyDelete
I love chocolate.. and I eat it every day :)ReplyDelete
I just came back from NYC as well! It was wonderful!
I want to jump through the screen right now. OMG!ReplyDelete
I never really liked milk chocolate, but give me dark chocolate any time of day:-). They say drinking hot chocolate is quite similar too. xoxoReplyDelete
Don't you love how they look like little works of art. I love how some of the chocolates are displayed under the cloche. I might have to borrow that idea!ReplyDelete
Yum! A bit of dark chocolate can make me happy any time of the day!ReplyDelete
Oh wow, these look mouthwateringly delicious!ReplyDelete
Wow, delicious images!! Chocolate is art. I agree when you say that chocolate brings smile to anyone's face. Nice info.ReplyDelete
yum! makes me feel better that it's somewhat "healthy"!ReplyDelete
Now I have to have some chocolate!! Love the pics :)ReplyDelete
Oh no - it's only nine in the morning and now you have me dreaming of chocolate. Just for you (and little for me) I will indulge. (Smile)ReplyDelete