Mother’s Day is approaching, and we all want to spoil our moms a little to give them an extra reminder of how amazing they are. We know how important it is to be healthy and we want to help our moms be healthy too, so we’re going to give them some chocolate! It turns out chocolate is a not-so-guilty pleasure. We’ve talked about the antioxidant benefits of dark chocolate before, but we have a quote from Vivekan of Bodhisattva Yoga giving us yet another reason (as if we needed one) to eat more chocolate!
Many avoid chocolate fearing that it may make them overweight. This is a valid concern in that the odds of developing avoidable diseases, including cancer, are greater if we are obese. However, a recent study found that people who ate chocolate frequently, in moderate amounts, were actually thinner than those who ate it less often. …And, yes, these frequent, but moderate, chocolate consumers were thinner those who avoided chocolate all together, as well. Well, what are you waiting for? Get me a piece of chocolate too!
Eat chocolate to maintain a healthy weight? We’re in!
Read Vivekan’s full post here, and don’t forget to indulge a little with Mom this weekend.