I have come to absolutely love dark chocolate. Why, you ask? Well, I have a pretty serious sweet tooth and I love my body.
First and foremost, the sweet tooth. I used to love all chocolate. I used to love any kind of chocolate. I now eat only dark chocolate, but I must tell you it is quite satiating. Dark chocolate definitely does it for my sweet tooth. 70% dark chocolate, some nuts in it, ohhh baby! That’s the best.
Besides the sweet tooth aspect, if you love your body, love dark chocolate! Dark chocolate has 8 times the flavonoids that strawberries do. Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, so if you want to look younger, eat a small amount (3-4 oz.) of dark chocolate daily. Just think of dark chocolate as your soldier to fight the free radicals in your body. In fact, I’ve decided that the dark chocolate will be my General. Not because of my sweet tooth, but because it is fantastic for cholesterol and blood pressure. Which means, folks, it’s great for your heart!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying to eat chocolate all day. That would certainly not be wise and I don’t know about you, but I can’t eat 1000-2000 calories worth of chocolate, but that sure sounds fun right now.
Toss the Snickers, toss the M&Ms, and go out and buy yourself some damn fine chocolate. It does a body good! Oh, and by the way, this reminds me. Do not drink a glass of milk with it. Milk actually counteracts the benefits of the dark chocolate – believe it or not. So, let’s all look at dark chocolate and imagine it is dripping from the fountain of youth. But remember, it must be dark. Sorry, no milk chocolate – give that up, baby!
Oh, and here’s a great tip I got from a lovely woman that I could have talked to for ages at Gallagher Benefits Services. Now, I know this sounds funny, but I’ve already tried it and it works! Do you love chocolate mousse? With a mixer and a large bowl, combine soft avocado and cocoa powder. Yes, I said avocado. It tastes just like chocolate mousse! What a fabulous tip! Wait until you all try it.