Happy Chocolate Day beautiful!!
It's Chocolate Day today. Everyone is celebrating by gifting chocolates to each other, especially the person you love the most!
But, just in case you are not a big fan of the day, we are sharing some reasons why you should take a bite as it can make your skin glow like anything.
First of all, there are two sides to chocolate.
One is Bad and one is Good!
The Dark Side of Chocolate
Yes! Here’s the truth: nothing made with added sweetener is truly good for your skin – and that includes processed chocolate candy. Sugars breakdowns the skin cells, which results in enhanced aging – and, much like a ghost, we can’t even see it hits!
So if you have acne-prone skin with oil-related breakouts, processed chocolate won’t truly help your cause for clear skin.
Good Side of Chocolate
Don’t get us wrong, chocolate isn’t all bad; you just need to know what kind of chocolate to choose!
1. It Optimizes function in our skin
Pure Cocoa-rich dark chocolate has abundant organic compounds like polyphenols, flavanols, catechins, and more that function as antioxidants, which help support optimized functions in our skin. Cocoa butter hydrates and smoothes the skin.
2. Offers essential vitamins
Cocoa is a source of many essential nutrients including copper, zinc, selenium, and vitamins A and K, all of which play a key role in helping to maintain a healthy complexion. Iron is usually found in green leafy foods like spinach and broccoli, but it is a major resource for the glow. Chocolate also contains magnesium, which helps to balance our hormones. So those chocolate cravings during the periods might actually do us better than we expected!
3. It reduces stress
How you ever reach for a bar of chocolate when you’ve had a stressful day? It’s not just a coincidence. There’s just something about chocolate! Even just the smell of it can make you feel instantly better. Since dark chocolate contains an ample amount of Magnesium, the original chill pill, suppresses the release of the stress hormone cortisol. It reduces stress, which in turn prevents collagen breakdown, keeping your skin healthy. Magnesium also helps you sleep better, which is important for healthy skin.
4. Prevents premature aging
Dark chocolate helps reduce dark spots and pigmentation and keeps skin glowing and healthy. It also works to bring back skin moisture and keeps it locked in, improves collagen content, and boosts circulation, which helps delay the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Remember, the darker the chocolate, the higher the flavonol content, so choose a bar with the highest cocoa content you can find for the highest benefit.
5. Helps protect against UV rays
According to research, eating dark chocolate gives you a smoother skin texture. Regularly eating chocolate rich in flavonols can significantly protect the skin from UV light also 25% less skin redness when exposed to the sun, and prolonged skin hydration. Flavonoids also preventing sunburn and conditions like skin cancer. Dark chocolate also helps fight skin discoloration. The consumption of high-flavonol chocolate can help to boost circulation to the skin.
It is hard to write down the numerous benefits of dark chocolate which help with various minerals, vitamins, and other important components. So, don’t just spend your time in researching all its benefits but experience it yourself by adding a bar of dark chocolate in your daily diet plan.
Enjoy being chocoholic now!!!
Happy World Chocolate Day!!