Who said chocolate isn’t good for you?

organicchocolateAt Artful Living Boutique, we believe in life’s simple pleasures and living well. I can’t think of a better way to blend these two ideas than through chocolate.

We’ve all been there. Craving candy, but you know you shouldn’t. Chocolate is the perfect fix to these unhealthy cravings we all experience—in moderation of course! It is sweet, delicious, and can even help your health!

Cardiovascular Benefits

The cocoa bean is rich in flavonoids, which protect against cardiovascular disease. The more processed the chocolate, the more flavonoids it loses.

Diabetes Protection

Eating a little bit of dark chocolate everyday supports increased glucose regulation, which can prevent against type 2 diabetes.

Reduced Stress

Eating dark chocolate can lower your body’s production of stress and anxiety inducing hormones.

Sun Protection

Studies have shown that eating dark chocolate and increase your body’s resistance to harmful UV radiation caused by the sun.

Cough Relief

According to the British National Health Service, the chemical theobromine, which occurs naturally in chocolate, can cause relief against coughs. It is not a cure, but it is a quick fix! The darker the chocolate, the more theobromine.

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