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Tip n°25 : The chocolate

It has the shape of a square 🟫 more or less big, it depends on its size and it is black. You gently put it in your mouth 👅... you close your eyes 😑... and you let it melt... you didn't bite it, especially not ‼️ Soon it's a festival 🎉 of flavors that is offered to you for all the happiness of your palate and your senses! Today, I'm going to tell you about the 🍫 CHOCOLATE 🍫, the real thing. One that has many benefits for your health. Make way for dark chocolate 🥁.

Before getting to the heart of the matter, allow me a few details about the different types of chocolate. They are not all alike, far from it! "There is chocolate and chocolate" as they say 😉 and the most important thing in chocolate is COCOA! 👉 Milk chocolate which, as its name suggests, contains... milk 🥛... and very often sugar too. As milk contains lactose and lactose is sugar… milk chocolate without added sugar still contains sugar (lactose present in milk)… you follow me ❓❓❓ This type of chocolate therefore contains far too much sugar and ultimately very little cocoa 🙈🙈🙈.

👉 As for white chocolate... who says white says total absence of cocoa ☹️... there is only cocoa butter left, which is not bad because this butter contains vitamins A, B, C and E as well as omega 9 (just like olive oil or avocado). Unfortunately white chocolate does not contain a gram of cocoa 😭, too bad because it is especially him and his butter that are beneficial to health. On the other hand, white chocolate also contains milk 🥛 and sugar. ➕ Result: a lot of sugar, a little cocoa butter and no cocoa at all 🤷 ♀️. It's even worse than milk chocolate 🙅‍♀️ ... it's not chocolate anyway 🙆‍♀️ Come on, we pass our turn, next!

👉 Chocolates to which "something" has been added: caramelized almonds, fruits, pieces of biscuits and so on... All these variants very often correspond to an additional addition of sugar... him again 🍭. You end up eating a lot of sugar and not much else 👎. Chocolate 🍫, the good, the real, the one that will do you good is above all a dark chocolate that contains at least 60 to 70% cocoa and no added sugar please 😉. He is the subject of this article 👍. By its composition, this precious cocoa has many benefits for your health ✌️.

Come on, let's put on a white coat and turn into perfect little chemists 👩 🔬 👨 🔬 to analyze some components of this delicious food: ✅ Above all, it contains many polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants. Who says antioxidants says anti-aging molecule 💃🕺! Yes, yes, eating good chocolate slows down the aging of our cells and therefore of our whole organism ❗ It's still great 🤩! Needless to say, the more cocoa there will be, the more polyphenols there will be... logic my dear Watson 🧐.

These molecules are beneficial for our heart , our arteries, our blood pressure and for cholesterol balance. They are also useful in case of constipation because they stimulate the contraction of our intestines 👍. No, dark chocolate doesn't constipate, it's sugar that constipates 😬. ✅ It also contains magnesium. Stress 🤯, whatever its origin, empties our magnesium reserves. Unless we live on top of a mountain ⛰️ in the lotus position 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️, we are all more or less deficient at different times in our lives. Magnesium relaxes us 😌, it relaxes our muscles but also our brain 🧠, we are somehow cooler ✌️. This is why regular magnesium cures are very beneficial... and why not a little chocolate too 😉❓

✅ More generally, cocoa contains substances that act on our nervous system. These molecules soothe 😌, calm 😊, cause a feeling of well-being, pleasure and happiness 😇 and act as natural antidepressants and anxiolytics 😃.

There is in particular tryptophan, a precursor of serotonin (the hormone of happiness... anyway ‼️) which turns into melatonin, well known to be the sleep hormone 💤💤💤. ✅ Cocoa also contains a lot of caffeine, known for its stimulating effect! ❓ Maybe you're scratching your head (it's an image 🙇 ♀️) wondering: but then for the evening, chocolate friend or enemy ❓❓❓

👉 Answer: even if chocolate contains caffeine, you have seen 👀 …or rather read 👓 … that it contains many other molecules with calming and soothing properties, to which magnesium is also added. Therefore, for many people, a small square of … dark chocolate … to be enjoyed before bedtime 😋 will be beneficial and will promote sleep 😴. But... because there is always a but, you know it now 😆, we are unique beings and what applies to the majority may not be suitable for you 😉. If in doubt, all you have to do is try 😁! ✅ I cannot finish this description 📋 without telling you about its digestive properties. Yes, the bitterness of dark chocolate stimulates the secretion of bile by the liver and suddenly we digest better 😌!

Do you want dear readers and dear readers a small square of chocolate 🍫 as a dessert ❓❓❓ Don't forget to let it melt 😋. One last clarification regarding chocolate addiction . It's above all an addiction to milk chocolate and all the sugar it contains 🙈. You're unlikely to gobble up 🤢 in record time an entire bar of 80% dark chocolate with no added sugar 😅 … but hey … like anything is possible in life 🙄. Who knows, maybe I'll be in your thoughts the next time you buy chocolate 😃.

Remember to look at his composition 🏷️: 👉 Cocoa content (at least 70%) 👉 Cocoa butter (if possible without other vegetable fat) 👉 No added sugar 👉 And not much else... I wish you a great weekend and today ✨✨✨ MIAM la Vie ✨✨✨ is more than ever appropriate ❗ Be well, take care of yourself and receive my most beautiful thoughts 🤗. See you next time 🤗🤗🤗.

Docteur Sandra Stallaert 

Cabinet de Santé Holistique

Homéopathe - Nutritionniste

Consultation à distance


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