I’ll bet you didn’t know there was a National Chocolate Day. It actually happens every July 7th. Now that’s a day I would like to religiously observe!
I don’t care why, how or who this day came about. I’m just psyched. An entire day on which I am granted full permission to just eat chocolate for breakfast, lunch and supper. Mmm, thinking of all the possibilities are mouth watering!
I’m sure you know chocolate is made of cocoa beans which is actually a vegetable. It can’t be that bad, can it? Well, chocolate definitely has its health benefits. The seeds of the cocoa tree are rich in flavanols, like tea, which boast antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. You’ll love the next perk, weight watchers! There was actually a study conducted by the Archives of Internal Medicine which confirmed that individuals who consumed more chocolate than others who did not, had a lower BMI. My favorite though, is that chocolate increases endorphin production, which releases feel-good feelings. Chocolate also contains serotonin which acts as an anti-depressant. Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!
The downside to chocolate is that most chocolate bars and chocolate candy are packed with sugar. While it tastes heavenly, it won’t look that appealing once it hits your thighs. We do know an alternative that will definitely flatter your figure though! The Dickies EDS 810506 mock wrap top in the color Chocolate is the answer. Or try the new Cherokee Workwear Stretch 4752 v-neck top in the color chocolate with a contrasting turquoise blue color on the stitching. How pretty!
So here’s to celebrating chocolate! We wish you a Happy Chocolate Day with wise chocolate choices.