Health Benefits

Who said that chocolates are not good for you? Here at Chocooze, we believe that chocolates can uplift the mind and body in a manner no other substitute can.

Here are some health benefits of eating these glorious bundles of cocoa.

  • Cocoa, the source of chocolate, contains antibacterial agents that fight tooth decay.
  • The smell of chocolate may increase theta brain waves, resulting in relaxation.
  • Chocolate contains phenyl ethylamine, a mild mood elevator.
  • The cocoa butter in chocolate contains oleic acid, a mono-unsaturated fat which may raise good cholesterol.
  • Drinking a cup of hot chocolate before meals may actually diminish appetite.
  • Men who eat chocolate live a year longer than those who don't.
  • The flavanoids in chocolate may help keep blood vessels elastic.
  • Chocolate increases antioxidant levels in the blood.
  • Mexican healers use chocolate to treat bronchitis and insect bites.
  • The carbohydrates in chocolate raise serotonin levels in the brain, resulting in a sense of well-being.
  • Studies show that chocolate is not a causative factor in acne.
  • Cocoa contains the stimulants caffeine and bromine, but in such small quantities that they don't cause nervous excitability.
  • Chocolate is not addictive.
  • Chocolate contains stearic acid, a neutral fat which doesn't raise bad cholesterol.
  • Chocolate doesn't make you 'high'. You'd need to eat a huge quantity (about 25 pounds at one sitting) to feel any noticeable effect.
  • A regular cup of coffee contains one hundred thirty to one hundred fifty milligrams of caffeine whereas a one ounce piece of chocolate contains only six milligrams. At this rate, it's better to give up coffee than chocolate.
  • In a study, chocolate was found to have four times the antioxidants of green tea. Catechins are powerful antioxidants in the prevention of cancer and heart disease.
  • Chocolate also provides endorphins, which act like natural opiates in treating chronic pain.
  • Endorphins also bring on a relaxed state of mind, enable more oxygen to reach our inner blood supply and even improve our memory.
  • Seratonin, a neurotransmitter is found in chocolate and works in our body as an anti-depressant.
  • Other good things to note about chocolate are that chocolate doesn't cause acne or irritate it.
  • It's also known to contain the vitamins B1, B2, D and E as well as the minerals potassium and magnesium.
  • Researchers found that the cocoa butter in chocolate coats the teeth while it's being consumed making it one of the least likely snacks to cause tooth decay.
  • (Data Based on research and survey)