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No more holding back? The Temptation of Chocolate

Chocolate has many unknown charms

Have you ever had an irresistible craving for chocolate?

There are countless chocolate products worldwide, as evidence that the rich taste that is irreplaceable to other sweets keeps the hearts of men and women of all ages. There are countless chocolate products from all over the world, ranging from chocolate-coated candy priced at 10 yen to high-end chocolate desserts costing more than 2,000 yen per piece. Even in Japan, Belgian and Swiss chocolates are very popular and make great gifts.

If you have been holding back on your chocolate intake for health reasons, to maintain your weight, or perhaps you just want to eat more chocolate. After reading this article, you might change how you deal with chocolate.

Have you ever felt happy after eating chocolate?

(1) One of the effects of chocolate is to stabilize the mind through serotonin.

However, if you get into the habit of eating chocolate too often, your serotonin levels tend to decrease while you are not eating it, making you more irritable. Chocolate contains both sugar and fats, and its aroma and ingredients are said to stimulate the brain and give a sense of satisfaction, happiness, and relaxation.

Health benefits of chocolate

(2) Other benefits of eating chocolate include the following

  • Lower cholesterol levels
  • Prevent cognitive decline
  • Reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease

The above effects vary from person to person and require a well-balanced diet and long-term consumption of an appropriate amount of chocolate to feel the benefits.

Notes on eating chocolate

The best way to store chocolate is in a cool, dry place. The chocolate may absorb the refrigerator’s odor if placed in the refrigerator.

Since chocolate is high in fat and sugar, there is an image that it contributes to weight gain, and it is better to avoid it for health reasons. Overdose of chocolate can lead to acne, obesity, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, and diabetes.

Chocolate consumption for Health benefits

Although we have discussed some adverse side effects of chocolate consumption above, chocolate can still be healthy when consumed responsibly.

For the most responsible consumption, we recommend consuming chocolate with higher cocoa content (such as you can find in dark chocolate). Most Dark chocolates are low in fat and sugar, but it is still important to check the label to verify the ingredients and not to consume in excess.

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