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Top 3 Health Benefits of Chocolate

With Christmas just around the corner, you might start to worry about gaining winter weight over the holidays after eating your bodyweight in chocolate, but is it really all bad?

Recent research suggests that some chocolate is actually good for you so we'll share the most notable benefits below.

1. Full of good stuff
High quality dark chocolate is not only full of antioxidants, it also is a good source of fibre, iron, magnesium and a few other important minerals which are vital for our diets.

2. Gets your blood flowing
The flavonoids in cocoa and dark chocolate can stimulate blood flow which means brain function can be improved, blood pressure may be lowered and the risk of heart disease is reduced.

3. Lowers cholesterol
Consuming dark chocolate can lower the 'bad' cholesterol in your body and increase the 'good' cholesterol levels which can reduce the risk of heart problems or chance of a stroke.

Of course, this doesn't mean that you should go and eat loads of chocolate, but it can still be enjoyed in moderation with some nutritious advantages.

Here at Chocolat, we sell a wide range of good quality dark chocolate products that would make great gifts for your health conscious family or friends over Christmas. Pop into our shop in Kirkby Lonsdale or check out our online store here.