If your New Year’s resolution is to live more healthily, then good news! You don’t need to cut chocolate out of your diet. In fact you should make sure to include it.
Good quality chocolate, with a high cocoa percentage is the best chocolate to enjoy as part of a healthy diet. The health benefits of chocolate come from the cocoa beans themselves, so the more cocoa in the chocolate, the better (a minimum of 60% cocoa solids is recommended).
Chocolate handmade by artisans is very different to mass-produced cheap chocolate. The former is made using premium cocoa beans and natural ingredients whereas the latter is a highly processed blend of refined sugar and vegetable fat. It’s mass production that’s to blame for chocolate’s unhealthy reputation.
But quality chocolate is good for you in a number of ways. Antioxidants and flavonoids are the naturally occurring shields against toxins, found in fruit and plants and cocoa beans have plenty. So when you indulge in a couple of squares of chocolate, you are actually helping your body’s defences and lowering your cholesterol, protecting your heart.
Chocolate is good for your mood too. Eat a little chocolate each day and the endorphins released will lower stress levels and keep you happy all day long.
Shop our chocolate assortments and experience the many benefits of luxury handmade chocolate or visit our Birmingham chocolate shop to select your own assortment.