Chocolate Xmas Gift Ideas
It's that time of the year when giving and indulging in the sweetness of chocolate as gifts is perfectly acceptable
It’s that time of year when giving and indulging in the sweetness of sweets (especially with your sweetie) is seen as perfectly acceptable. People around the world have a love affair with chocolate, the sweet, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth confection. According to recent surveys, chocolate is America’s favorite flavor with over 50% of adults favoring chocolate to other flavors.
Chocolate is not only good to give as gifts or a delicious treat, it also provides health benefits. Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants and helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar. One of the biggest benefit of eating chocolate and cocoa is that it lowers high blood pressure, the darker the chocolate the more health benefits.
The fiber in chocolate has been shown to reduce constipation and lower the rate of Colorectal cancer. Dark chocolate also contains phenethylamines, which is a neurotransmitter which is found in the brain and actually acts as a mood elevator," said dietician Kim Hoffman. "It also enhances the blood endorphins, which are the happy opiates, and they are basically around when you are on a high.” It is also a great antidepressant and the magnesium in the chocolate helps soothe the nervous system and relax the muscles.
So give a Chocolate gift basket to that special someone and make those special moments unforgettable, they will be very pleased.
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