Happy Chocolate Day!

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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.

  1. Reese’s Peanut Butter cups
  2. Snicker’s
  3. M&Ms
  4. 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!

About Mary Fletcher Jones

Mary Fletcher Jones is a mom, teacher, and blogger. Her blogs include Autumn in Virginia, Cool Yule Blog and You Can't Make This Stuff Up, among others. She is also the creator of "Living Well With Autism," an online resource for caregivers of children, teens, and adults with autism and related special needs.
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1 Response to Happy Chocolate Day!

  1. Beverly Gerber says:

    Love you Mary. I will eat chocolate today i”m 86 Lord can you believe that??? Miss you. Aunt Bev

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