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Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

Momma always said life was like a box of chocolates.

At least, that’s what Forrest Gump’s momma said — and boy, was she right!

Life can throw us many different flavors at any given time. Sometimes life can be sweet. Sometimes it can be bitter. Sometimes, just like chocolate, it can be a dedadent mixture of both.

But did you know that even the bittersweet types can have some positive health benefits? When it comes to chocolate, at least, the bittersweet dark chocolate can actually promote antioxidants, happiness, and overall health.

In this blog, we’ll be pointing out some of the well-known health benefits associated with dark chocolate. If you want to try some of that dangerously decadent dark chocolate for yourself, then we highly recommend that you get a bag of our addictive dark chocolate toffee online today!

What Is Dark Chocolate?

Before we dive into the numerous health advantages associated with dark chocolate, we need to first identify some of the characteristics that set dark chocolate apart from, say, milk chocolate. 

For starters, the main difference is right there — milk chocolate incorporates milk-based dairy products like butter in order to get its consistency and flavor. Dark chocolate, on the other hand, relies on pure cacao and cocoa butter — which gives it the signature rich, bittersweet flavor, as well as many of the health benefits it’s credited with.

Antioxidants

Cacao contains remarkably high levels of antioxidants — that is, organic compounds which can fight off “radicals” (i.e. bad stuff) effectively in the body. Dark chocolate’s antioxidants include compounds like polyphenols, flavonoids, and catechins, which can help the body neutralize the effects of radicals which cause things like heart disease, cancer, and other hazards.

Healthy Heart

Those antioxidants also go to work on behalf of the heart in other ways. Dark chocolate consumption can lower blood pressure and ultimately reduce the risk of heart ailments like heart attacks and even stroke.

Not to mention, dark chocolate contains a number of other health-boosting minerals like fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, zinc, and more.

Mood Boost

Think about it for a second. When was the last time that you ate a piece of chocolate — or a crunchy piece of toffee, for that matter — and felt worse than you did before you ate it?

Never! Eating chocolate, especially the dark variety, has been shown to improve mood, reduce stress, and release those “happy” endorphins in the brain.

Dark chocolate also contains some levels of caffeine, which can give you an energy boost during those long days at the office, as well as provide improved blood flow.

Dark Chocolate + Toffee = Happiness

See? Life really is like a box of chocolates. And sometimes a little bit of dark chocolate is exactly what your life needs.

While we don’t recommend eating a whole box of chocolates every single day — everything in moderation, after all — we do know that with just one bite, you’ll be addicted to our dark chocolate gourmet toffee.

Whether you are looking for a corporate gift or a sweet indulgence for yourself, we have the sweet treats you're looking for. 

Get yours online at Hard Crack Toffee Shop and get addicted today!