Natural Health Remedies and Dark Chocolate

It’s sure easy to talk again losing weight but it sure isn’t easy to stick to a strict eating regime. I love chocolates and often feel guilty when I eat too much of it. But in the recent years, I read that dark chocolate contains many natural health benefits and with that findings, I’m more at ease when I grab for that bar of dark chocolate.

Research has shown that dark Chocolate is loaded with key neurotransmitters like tryptophan, serotonin and dopamine. Some people say that eating is an emotional experience associated with depression or boredom. In other words, the more you eat, the more depressed you become. In fact, thee nutrient chemicals in cocoa can lower the risk of depression in a natural way, as well as suppress one’s appetite and block the pathway that leads to food cravings. Additionally, phenylethylamine (PEA) improves mood, which in turn decreases food cravings. Food addiction is like drug addiction; consequently, cocoa can minimize food cravings and addictions by delivering the right chemicals. This means it is a natural appetite suppression!

For more natural health remedies of dark chocolate, numerous studies show that dark chocolate can improve heart health. A recent Dutch study found that elderly men who regularly consumed chocolate had less cardiovascular-related and overall deaths than their non-chocolate counterparts. To benefit from antioxidant properties and cocoa’s polyphenols, stick with products that are 60 percent cocoa and avoid alkalinization or Dutch process chocolate.