Why A Daily Dose of Chocolate Is A Must

A little bit of what you love is good for the soul, but when it comes to chocolate, there are some benefits to having a little piece every day. So a little bit of a block of chocolate or a delicious sweet treat like this chocolate ganache recipe is good for you, and here are all the reasons why. 


If you are prone to acne and breakouts, you probably avoid chocolate because it can adversely impact you. However, if you have higher-quality chocolate, cocoa compounds can help protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays. 

The study was only small, and over 12 weeks, the people who had some dark chocolate every day didn’t go as red in the sun as those who had eaten regular chocolate. 


Research shows that a nation’s population of Nobel laureates is inversely correlated with the amount of chocolate consumed per person. 

Switzerland had the most Nobel laureates and the highest rates of chocolate consumption. The researchers estimated that in order to increase the number of Nobel laureates, everyone in the UK would need to consume roughly 2 kilograms of chocolate per year.

According to a study published in the Journal Of Psychopharmacology, those who had a daily 42g drink of dark chocolate reported feeling happier than those who did not.

Not to mention that eating chocolate has been linked to an increase in endorphins and serotonin – and happier people tend to put more effort and more into things. 


There are a couple of organs that enjoy chocolate and benefit from some of the chemical compounds in it. The liver is one of the organs that sees great benefits from chocolate. There are high levels of nitrous oxide and flavonols, which dilate blood vessels. Some research shows that dark chocolate can improve the blood flow to the liver, 

High blood pressure in the veins of the liver is thought to be linked with chronic liver and liver damage. 

Blood pressure 

The flavanols in cocoa work the same way ACE inhibitors work (blood pressure-lowering drugs). Flavanols cause the blood to create nitrous oxide, which aids in the widening of blood arteries. Researchers from Australia discovered regular cocoa consumption reduced people’s systolic (blood leaving the heart) and diastolic blood pressure (blood entering the heart). 

However, 1% of people experience stomach discomfort from overeating!


The polyphenols in cocoa are the chemical that is responsible for having some positive impacts on cholesterol levels. Cocoa is made up of mostly oleic acid and stearic acid, and unlike other saturated fatty acids, stearic acid doesn’t raise blood cholesterol. 

And it has even been suggested that oleic acid, which is a monounsaturated fat, might reduce cholesterol. 

Should you eat lots of cheaper milk chocolate every day? No, because that has more fat and sugar in it. However, dark and pure chocolate has just the right amount of beneficial acids and chemical compounds to positively impact your body. A little bit every day is perfect! 

Understanding how chocolate is made can be enlightening: How do you make chocolate? – Simply Sweet Home

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