We all love to savour a generous bite of dark chocolate every now and then. Apart from being an instant mood-uplifter, chocolate has immense benefits for the skin and hair as well. From facials to full-fledged body spas, chocolate wraps are widely popular amongst the masses. Of all the sinful pleasures of life, indulgence in dark chocolate does have redeeming qualities for the body. On the very sight of it, a childlike enthusiasm is sparked within us. Thus, it should hardly come as a surprise that chocolate is the key to attaining a younger looking skin.

Here are some of the amazing benefits of dark chocolate for skin, hair and health that all of us can derive:

  • Antioxidant properties: Dark chocolate is high in antioxidants and it also stimulates the blood flow. As a result, the skin is protected against free radical damage and it also assists in repairing skin breakages. Dark chocolates are also known for their anti-ageing qualities. Thus the overall benefit of chocolate can be traced in a younger looking and healthier skin. The production of free radicals is limited and this benefits the skin in a remarkable way.
  • Nourishes skin: It is an excellent source of detoxifying the skin. Old and damaged cells are replaced by fresh, new cells thus rendering a natural glow. It contains minerals like iron, calcium, zinc, and vitamins A and B, which enhance one’s overall wellness. It revitalizes the skin from within and renders a charming glow. The components in dark chocolate also promote healthy blood circulation. Hence with every bite, you can attain a clearer skin and flawless complexion.
  • Stress reliever: Consumption of dark chocolate leads to the release of “happy hormones”, endorphins. An individual’s mood is elevated as the magnesium content in the chocolate unleashes the chemical. The fast-paced lifestyle of individuals leaves them with puffy eyes and dark circles. By consuming dark chocolate in moderation, one can keep all these evils at bay. It uplifts the level of serotonin in the body, which is responsible for the way we feel.
  • Boosts hair growth: It promotes hair growth and maintains the scalp condition. We all crave for voluminous and shiny hair and the great news is that it is closely tied to the amount of chocolate we consume. Basically one can avail the goodness of chocolate for their luscious manes as well.
  • Safeguards the skin against UV: Dark chocolate can also shield us against the harmful damage inflicted by UV rays. The existing vitamins and minerals within the chocolate forms a protective coat on our skin and thus mitigate the impact of sunburns on our skin. So pack in a bar of chocolate in your bag along with your sunglass and sunscreen.

The key to your glaze lies in consuming chocolates in a balanced way. Moreover one can shed the extra kilos with regular exercise thereby burning the fat that is added to the body via chocolate consumption. So indulge in the taste of chocolate and pamper your body, soul and stomach in one mouthful.

 

DISCLAIMER: The amount of consumption of chocolate and benefits of dark chocolate will vary from person to person and should be determined by their age and health condition. Do not opt for dark chocolate too often as the caffeine content is higher. Thus moderation is the key.