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health benefits of chocolate

Besides being delicious, did you know that chocolate has many health benefits? Yes, it is perfectly possible to eat healthy while having fun! In this article, you will find a non-exhaustive list of the health benefits of cocoa (and therefore of your chocolate bar). So if you feel guilty every time you taste a piece of chocolate, this article is for you!

Cocoa Flavonoids: The Foundation of Good Health

You may have never heard of flavonoids, yet you consume them regularly and they are good for your body. The flavonoid family includes all the substances that can be found in flowers and fruits. When you consume tea, cocoa, wine or even apples, you are ingesting flavonoids.

The various benefits of flavonoids are to be taken with a grain of salt. However, many studies point to a marked improvement in health in those who have changed their eating behavior to introduce flavonoids. Among other things, these substances in cocoa are said to have the following properties:

  1. Lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke in adults
  2. The fight against age-related cognitive decline
  3. A drop in hypertension
  4. A boost in memory

Flavonoids have antioxidant properties much sought after today for the overall improvement of health. Understand that a raw cocoa bean is much richer in antioxidants than tea!

Theanine : to improve concentration

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Organic chocolate: perfect for your body

L-theanine is an amino acid recognized for its action against stress, whether physical or mental. In cocoa, it can be found in sufficient quantities to have a significant impact on concentration. On our +60% cocoa bars (going up to 85% and more!), your concentration can be greatly improved. Chocolate thanks to cocoa therefore has virtues with regard to the relaxation of the body and the mind.

Again, it must be understood that to obtain the benefits of chocolate it requires large quantities of cocoa. In addition, it must be as pure as possible. So don’t skimp on the 85% cocoa bars (without over-consuming, cocoa can be enjoyed and should remain a light pleasure).

Magnesium against depression and insomnia

In some cases, insomnia can be due to a magnesium deficiency. To overcome this deficiency, it is therefore necessary to turn to foods rich in magnesium. Where do you find enough magnesium? We give it to you in a thousand: in dark chocolate bars! In addition, as a nervous system stimulant, magnesium helps release serotonin which influences your stress or anxiety.

Other antioxidants present in chocolate would also serve to help weight loss (in the case of dark chocolate) or even be found to be beneficial for pregnant women. It also contains iron and zinc, both of which contribute to the good health of the immune system.

Come and enjoy the benefits of chocolate directly with us!

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La Casa del Cacao offers dozens of products made from premium organic cocoa !

Of course, chocolate is delicious but it should not be abused! In any case, if you want to eat good products in the heart of San José, come and visit our La Casa Del Cacao shop. Our cocoa comes from organic farming and our products have an excellent cocoa content; we therefore offer products with character but keeping a touch of lightness once placed in a hot chocolate or a sweet pancake

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