5 Best Chocolates in the World Healthy Benefits and Unhealthy Side Effects

best chocolate in the world

1. Godiva 

2. La Maison du Chocholatier

3. Ferrero Rocher

4. Belgian

5. Madagascar 

 

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Flavanols promote the production of nitric oxide, which relaxes the blood vessels and enhances blood flow. This helps lower blood pressure and ultimately enhances heart health.

These flavanols can also increase insulin sensitivity and possibly cut down diabetes risk.

 

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The other important nutrients include iron, magnesium, pper, zinc, and phosphorus – all of which contribute to your overall health (including cancer prevention).

The flavanols can protect the skin against sun damage. Studies show that dietary flavanols from cocoa offer photoprotection and improve dermal blood circulation.

 

 

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“NOT EVERYTHING IN CHOCOLATE HEAVEN IS GLORY” — Dr. Martha A. Castro N., MD

 

UNHEALTHY EFFECTS  OR SIDE EFFECTS

ANXIETY

The caffeine in dark chocolate (and chocolate, in general), excess intake can lead to anxiety issues (28). Hence, consume it in moderation.

 

HEART ISSUES

Dark does have great benefits for the heart. But the caffeine it contains might cause irregular heartbeat in susceptible individuals (29). Hence, moderation is key.

 

OTHER ISSUES WITH CAFFEINE

The caffeine in this product may also aggravate the following conditions (individuals with these conditions must consume dark chocolate in moderation):

 

Diarrhea
Glaucoma
High blood pressure
Irritable bowel syndrome
Osteoporosis

 

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CHOCOLATE FLOWERS

 

When there is love for chocolate and flowers, you don´t need  Valentine´s Day.

 

chocolate flowers

 

These choco-roses are gorgeous, delicious flowers made out of a modeling material.

 

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They also look wonderful in white. I love this version that was made for Valentines Day from Elizabeth of Sugar Hero. The gentle fold of the petals looks like they are so fresh and are just opening up. They are the perfect atop çher triple swirl frosting!

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This is Where Hawaiian Chocolate Comes From

From this wonderful, tropical and exotic plant:

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“Lower-quality cacao beans often get mixed in with premium varieties on their way to becoming chocolate bars, truffles, sauces and liqueurs.”

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Did you know that Hawaii is the only place in the United States with a commercial cacao production?

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“But the stakes for policing the chocolate industry are high. It’s a multi-billion dollar global enterprise, and in some places, it’s as much art as business. There’s also a conservation angle to knowing whether products are truly what confectioners claim them to be.”

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Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

 

Sunday Dinner Ideas: Yummy Exotic Food

Waking up on Sunday, have an aromatic Hawaiian coffee, playing a chess game in the computer, then go out for a bike ride, come back to spend the rest of the day with family and friends enjoying delicious fun messy food. This is my kind of a wonderful Sunday 🙂

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MOROCCAN ROASTED LEG OF LAMB

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RÍO DE JANEIRO TROPICAL DRINKS

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CHOCOLATE CAKE, MESSY AND YUMMY

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Bouquet de Flores de Chocolate

Cuando hay amor por el chocolate y las flores, no es necesario esperarte hasta que sea el Día del Amor o el Día de San Valentin para que disfrutes de un delicioso “ChocoAmor”, y por qué no, también para regalarle al amor de tu vida y a tu familia e hijos un hermoso ramillete de flores de chocolate.

El chocolate, las flores, un beso y una abrazo con amor.

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This is Where Hawaiian Chocolate comes from

…from this tropical and exotic tree plant:

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Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

“Lower-quality cacao beans often get mixed in with premium varieties on their way to becoming chocolate bars, truffles, sauces and liqueurs.”

“But the stakes for policing the chocolate industry are high. It’s a multi-billion dollar global enterprise, and in some places, it’s as much art as business. There’s also a conservation angle to knowing whether products are truly what confectioners claim them to be.”