Easter is fast approaching and with it, the call to gluttony… Rest assured, with dark chocolate, there is no guilt! This food pleasure is even too good for our health! The proof by three.
It is well known that nature is full of miracle ingredients for our beauty routine, such as avocado, ginger or black radish. And the good news is that there are even some highly gourmet foods that are surprisingly good for our health: this is the case of dark chocolate, which scientists around the world are crazy about and which has interesting virtues for our health.
1. Dark chocolate promotes concentration
A little slack after lunch? Allow yourself a square of dark chocolate, made of at least 70% cocoa. Rich in flavonoids, it is known to help you concentrate… in addition to providing a good dose of comfort!
2. Dark chocolate helps you sleep better
We talked to you about the mistakes to avoid at night before going to bed. Let’s be clear: dark chocolate is not one of them. Better yet, it is even recommended to eat a few squares (not the whole bar, eh) after dinner. Packed with tryptophan and magnesium, which stimulate the production of serotonin (the neurotransmitter involved in the secretion of melatonin, aka the sleep hormone), it makes it easier to fall asleep and thus promotes restful sleep.
3. Dark chocolate improves physical condition
Potassium, iron, phosphorus, calcium, sodium, are all minerals contained in dark chocolate that make it a powerful stimulant. The most interesting? Magnesium (again) which is particularly beneficial in the fight against cramps. So before or after a little jog, it’s all good!