Nothing satisfies the soul quite like good dark chocolate. It has a way of warming you up and inducing a sense of well being from the moment you break off a piece from one of your favorite Sulpice Chocolat gourmet chocolate bars. Surprisingly though, there may be a biological reason why good dark chocolate makes us feel so great and why it is also good for us in moderation. With all the positive effects of good dark chocolate we should make it a habit to regularly indulge in a piece or two.
As though anyone needed a reason to make good dark chocolate bars part of their diet, studies have shown that there are many chemicals in chocolate that raise levels of serotonin in the brain. This is the neurotransmitter that is associated with feelings of well-being and may be one of the reasons that chocolate has such a wonderfully calming effect. Chocolate has also been shown to increase your body's production of endorphins, which are known for creating feelings of pleasure and excitement. Of course since all chocolate is not created equal, its important to select very high quality, gourmet chocolate bars if you want to maximize the euphoric effects of everyone's favorite treat.
Additionally, because good dark chocolate is a plant based food, it is surprisingly high in antioxidants and polyphenols. These are the compounds which are necessary for the overall good health of your body and have been found to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. They are also known for keeping skin healthy and preventing wrinkles – another deliciously surprising benefit of dark chocolate bars.
It seems like recent research has shown numerable benefits of chocolate. These benefits range from increasing our feelings of pleasure and well-being to overall cardiovascular health and even healthy youthful skin. With so many reasons to make good dark chocolate a regular part of your diet, how can you forget nature's most flavorful health food.