10/6/10

Chocoholics corner

If you are a fan of chocolate you're in good company.
Whats that makes chocolate irresistible? Chocolate stimulates endorphins secretion,creating a pleasurable sensation in the body.Chocolate has been considered the most special of all confections. Chocolate inspires deep love &devotion from those who partake of it,& its ability to enhance one’s mood has been advertised everywhere. Now, new evidence may put all that positive information under wraps.

Chocolate improves Cardiovascular health and has positive nutritive properties abound. The cardiovascular protective effects of chocolate are believed to come from the poly-phenols that come from cocoa. Additionally, dark chocolate is believed to have positive effects on the action of insulin, as well as protect human skin from damage caused by UV rays.

Chocolate does have mood benefits and chocolate cravings are the body’s way of self-treating depression. chocolate enhances mood; negative mood is often immediately improved after consuming chocolate, though the effect is generally short-lived. This immediate mood benefit likely contributes to the habit of eating to cope with stress,primarily in so-called emotional eaters.
Chocolate is a long way away from being considered a health food or prescribed as a treatment for chronic diseases but has great powers after potentisation.However, its sociocultural allure is unchanging.But, no matter the cause and effect of chocolate’s relationship with depression, consumption of the quintessential confection is not likely to change anytime soon.

14 comments:

  1. one more reason for me to have chocolattteee!!!

    Cheers,
    Reshmi
    http://www.rookieqookie.com/

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  2. I heard somewhere that only dark chocolates are good for cardiovascular system . What about the white chocolates like the ones of milkybar ??

    Btw i like that Mr. Bean thing :)

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  3. @Sree..Thank u
    Dark chocolate is plain one with fat and sugar added to cocoa,its good as quoted,
    whereas white cholcte.. is condnsed milk typo forms ..sometimes lacks cocoa..

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  4. That's great, but I'm a diabetic so I can't eat much of it unfortunately.

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  5. @ JEFF...u can have...Diabetic chocolate which is sweetened with Maltitol, a sugar alcohol with little or no effect on blood sugar

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  6. never been a big fan of chocolates... hmm ... may be its time to think about it :) :)

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  7. I love that.... lol...thanx...:)

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  8. Love it! I would like to share this post on my blog http://thediettalk.blogspot.com/ Love when we can still enjoy chocolate and know that is is healthy too.

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  9. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE chocolate. How much is too much in a day?

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  10. Man this is great..now if you can come up with same type of benefits for rum were all set!!!! Great article I started following

    http://jpweddingphotograpy.blogspot.com/2011/03/anatomy-of-pitch-and-why-pitchers-get.html

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  11. Great Post, I have always been a chocolate lover.

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  12. Hello.
    Visiting from We The Blloggers.

    I too am a complete chocoholic. Someone just has to mention the name & I go weak at the knees...LOL! With that being said, I have long since known that chocolate, in moderation, can be good for you, especially the dark kind.
    I'm not diabetic, but I do have to watch my blood sugar numbers, so I only indulge once in a while...like now with some virtual tasting...mmmmmm...eyes closed...savoring the moment (smile).
    Thanks for sharing.

    Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn

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