Honey and Dark chocolate are two guilt free treats that have tons of positive benefits.
Benefits of Dark chocolate and Honey range from cosmetic to nutritional. Both carry antioxidants; Honey soothes ulcers and Dark chocolate may improve brain function.
Remember, Honey is not safe for infants.
The Benefits of Dark Chocolate
Increased blood flow to the brain may help short term memory and general alertness levels for short periods. These findings are leading to further study of chocolate in treating medical conditions like strokes and dementia.
The study suggests that the flavanol found in Dark chocolate may improve brain function for people fighting sleep deprivation, and even slow the effects of aging by increasing circulation.
Here are a few more perks associated with consuming Dark chocolate:
It increases endorphins, which gives a feeling of pleasure.
It contains serotonin, which acts as an anti-depressant.
It can reduce blood pressure in individuals with high blood pressure.
It has been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) by up to 10 percen