We all are victims of the delectable charm of the exquisite luxury chocolates! Just the warm aroma of these savory angels is enough to captivate us into craving them more and more. However, how many times have we had our satiable fill yet felt so guilty afterwards? Sadly, it happens more than often. Or rather every time! Health and fitness have become paramount in our daily lives. We just cannot afford to not take care of our mental and physical well-being! It is popular opinion that chocolates can lead to weight issues and other health problems. But just because someone said it, let us not take their word for it!
Chocolates have always been misunderstood. Chocolate comes from a cocoa plant. They contain antioxidant properties due to its composition of Flavonoids. Antioxidants are beneficial in reducing the ageing effects caused due to free radicals. Not all chocolate is bad for you. Luxury and dark chocolates have a high cocoa content. They contain a comparatively larger quantity of antioxidants, roughly eight times more than that in strawberries). Flavonoids also assist in balancing body hormones and maintaining blood pressure levels.
We worry too much about chocolates trying to make us big for our clothes. In reality, the fats in chocolate are the same healthy monounsaturated fats as found in olive oil, that is, ⅓ Oleic acid. If you are still feeling unsure of taking a bite off these tempting goodies, here are a few tips you could try:
It is Good if Done in Moderation
Consuming chocolate is unhealthy if you are overdoing it. It is best to maintain a balance in your diet to ensure that you do not overindulge in your sweet cravings. If you want to have chocolates, divide it into practical and smaller positions for each day. Also, other sugary foods and snacks should be avoided. It is best to avoid commercial chocolate brands and choose credible luxury chocolate names.
What is Food for your Heart, is Food for your Stomach
It is essential to understand the value of savouring one’s food before consuming it. If we cannot lavish in the assumed comfort that could be derived from consuming our luxury chocolates, it is not possible to be completely satiated by our choice. Luxury chocolates are a combination of over 300 compounds. One cannot just appreciate its palatableness before soaking into its innate flavors and aroma. And for that, we have to take enough time to taste it first. You could begin with a box of luxury selection chocolates rather than a box of one single flavor. Chocolate tasting is just as disciplined a style as wine tasting.
An Experience to be Shared
Luxury chocolates taste better when shared with your loved ones and friends. The joys of enjoying a box of delicious luxury chocolates along with your family can become some of the most joyful and memorable moments in your life. And why only friends, open a box of aromatic luxury chocolates in your office and see how they admire your taste. Let us not forget the admiration you would gather from your business partners and clients when they receive a box of luxury chocolates from you.
Watch Out for the Real Culprits
The ingredients that have made chocolates infamous are its high milk and fat content. The higher their constitution, the more unhealthy it is. But you do not have to worry. Commercially mass-produced chocolates are composed of such unfavorable ingredients. Luxury chocolates are a healthy alternative. Most luxury chocolate brands have a low-calorie content and are also, gluten free.
The introduction of a small portion of luxury dark chocolates in your diet could do wonders for your health.