Yes, feed me dark chocolate.
Did you know that dark chocolate tops the brain food list?
The flavonoids in dark chocolate boost blood flow to the brain to improve memory, problem-solving, and focus…exactly what I need when I sit down to pay bills, write blogs, or return emails.
The best part of dark chocolate is magnesium to help reduce stress and relax. I love making a chocolate shake before bedtime with a bit of coconut oil, Dagoba cacao powder, and my favorite plant-based protein (whey makes my belly bloat so I love this alkaline protein powder).
Studies show that dark chocolate also reduces cravings for sweet, salty, and fatty foods…now that’s helpful if you are trying to shed a few extra snacking pounds off your waistline!
Did you know that dark chocolate acts as a prebiotic to support good intestinal bacteria for a healthy gut? So many bonus points for enjoying a rich, dark chocolate square every day.
But remember, if you are watching sugar intake…choose the darkest chocolate…70% cacao or higher…best antioxidant, too!
All this talk of dark chocolate is making me hungry for my bedtime snack…
I’m off to enjoy my dark chocolate!