2. La Maison du Chocholatier
3. Ferrero Rocher
Flavanols promote the production of nitric oxide, which relaxes the blood vessels and enhances blood flow. This helps lower blood pressure and ultimately enhances heart health.
These flavanols can also increase insulin sensitivity and possibly cut down diabetes risk.
The other important nutrients include iron, magnesium, pper, zinc, and phosphorus – all of which contribute to your overall health (including cancer prevention).
The flavanols can protect the skin against sun damage. Studies show that dietary flavanols from cocoa offer photoprotection and improve dermal blood circulation.
“Not everything in cgocolate heaven is glory …unfortunately” — Dr. Martha A. Castro N., MD
UNHEALTHY EFFECTS OR SIDE EFFECTS
The caffeine in dark chocolate (and chocolate, in general), excess intake can lead to anxiety issues (28). Hence, consume it in moderation.
Dark does have great benefits for the heart. But the caffeine it contains might cause irregular heartbeat in susceptible individuals (29). Hence, moderation is key.
OTHER ISSUES WITH CAFFEINE
The caffeine in this product may also aggravate the following conditions (individuals with these conditions must consume dark chocolate in moderation):
High blood pressure
Irritable bowel syndrome
From this wonderful, tropical and exotic plant:
“Lower-quality cacao beans often get mixed in with premium varieties on their way to becoming chocolate bars, truffles, sauces and liqueurs.”
Did you know that Hawaii is the only place in the United States with a commercial cacao production?
“But the stakes for policing the chocolate industry are high. It’s a multi-billion dollar global enterprise, and in some places, it’s as much art as business. There’s also a conservation angle to knowing whether products are truly what confectioners claim them to be.”
Cuando hay amor por el chocolate y las flores, no es necesario esperarte hasta que sea el Día del Amor o el Día de San Valentin para que disfrutes de un delicioso “ChocoAmor”, y por qué no, también para regalarle al amor de tu vida y a tu familia e hijos un hermoso ramillete de flores de chocolate.
El chocolate, las flores, un beso y una abrazo con amor.