It’s almost Halloween and I have a question for you: have you polished off the candy you bought to hand out to trick or treaters yet? Be honest! 🙂
Hey, no judgment here! Just asking…since it is Chocolate Day, and all.
In a 2019 poll, chocolate candies were rated as the top favorite Halloween treats.
- Reese’s Peanut Butter cups
- Hershey bars
Which is your fave?
Although chocolate in all its forms is wonderful, consider the choice of dark chocolate, which is a superfood because it is rich in antixoidants.
I also find it is more satisfying than the popular brands of chocolate candy so I eat less of it. Here are some health benefits of dark chocolate with 70% or more cacao content….
- May reduce heart disease.
- May reduce risk of stroke.
- May help reduce your “bad” cholesterol.
- May stabilize blood sugar.
- May help you lose weight.
- May reduce your stress level.
- May improve your focus.
- May improve your memory.
Some actors eat a bit of chocolate to prevent stage fright!
Remember that milk chocolate doesn’t offer the same benefits as dark chocolate and you should keep your portions to 1 oz (about a 1/4 of a Lindt bar) for best health results.
But hey, it is Chocolate Day. If you want to enjoy some milk chocolate or white chocolate, you have my blessing.
Happy Chocolate Day!