A Posh Dress for a Simple Cake: Reasons to Love Chocolate

Not so convinced about eating lots of chocolate?

In Heaven, chocolate has no calories and is served as the main course.

Eating chocolate is good for humans! It is not the commercial, highly fat- and sugar-filled, 20% chocolate-imitation that supports the body, but the hearty, dark,  70% cocoa mass! Chocolate makes people live longer as researchers at Harvard University say, who studied 8,000 men for 65 years and found that those who ate modest amounts of chocolate up to three times a month, lived almost a year longer than those who didn’t eat any, likely to be due to the fact that cocoa contains antioxidants, which prevent the oxidation of harmful cholesterol.

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Chocolate does not ask silly questions, chocolate understands! Chocolate is cheaper than therapy and one does not need an appointment.

Chocolate is good for stress. This is thought to be because it contains valeric acid, which is a relaxant and tranquilliser, shown to have a calming and pain-relieving effect on babies and animals because sweet tastes activate the opiate-like substances in our brain. The smell of chocolate has been found to slow down brain waves. Most of the time brains are dominated by beta waves – normal waking frequency. When the brain activity slows to alpha waves, there is an experience of a pleasant feeling of calm but alert relaxation, also releasing endorphins in the brain.

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All I want is peace, love, understanding and a chocolate bar bigger than my head…or may forget about love, I rather fall in chocolate!

Nutritionists say that chocolate does not directly cause putting on weight ….So long as one doesn’t eat more than the calories they burn off, they won’t get fat. Chocolate could boost concentration. Chocolate has a reasonably low glycaemic index (GI), which means it gives long-lasting energy because it doesn’t raise blood sugar too quickly. Also, chocolate is a good source of chromium, which helps control blood sugar because it is involved in making glucose available in the body.

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Chocolate makes people more alert through a stimulant called theobromine, a caffeine-like substance. But theobromine doesn’t have the side-effect of giving us the jitters, like caffeine, and chocolate contains only minute amounts of caffeine.Chocolate is nutritious. A 50g bar of plain chocolate contains 1.2mg of iron, and 45mg of magnesium.

Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is???

Convinced now?!?

Decoration as taught by Sarah Thomas at The Cupcake Oven

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