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!

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