Health Benefits of Drinking Hot Cocoa
There are several health benefits to drinking hot cocoa other than the fact that it tastes good!
“Drinkable chocolate has been used for years to treat ailments and maladies. When chocolate made its way to France in the 17th century, it was used “to fight against fits of anger and bad moods.” And that wasn’t just the French being French; it was truly insightful, given that modern research has discovered that chocolate reduces levels of stress hormones in the bodies of people feeling highly freaked out.”
“Research continues to show us that antioxidants help prevent cancer, heart disease, age-related macular degeneration and aging in general because they fight free radicals in the body. The trendy so-called superfoods are the ones bursting with antioxidants — acai, goji berries, blueberries and pomegranate have become the superfood darlings. But antioxidants come in surprising forms too, like in vehicles once considered more vice than health food, such as coffee, red wine, and yes, chocolate. In fact, that’s one of the areas where chocolate, especially in the form of hot cocoa, shines.” Check out the article below to learn more.