I love Chocolate and my love for this amazing treat began when I was a teenager and it amplified after the loss of my Sister. It was pretty much one of the few things that kept me sane and moving forward.
I enjoy Dark Chocolate the most (from its high flavonoids compounds, which perform the same task as antioxidants by helping rid our body of toxins to its high level of serotonin, which acts as an anti-depressant). I eat it in moderation every now and then, taking the time to really enjoy the taste. It falls in the category of Mood Boosting Foods and it definitely enhances the ‘feel good’ mood.
A study conducted by some scientists claim that Chocolate provide greater health benefits for men than it does for women (read it here). Research shows that drinking cocoa promotes blood flow to the brain and improving Brain functions. They are so many Amazing Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate which you can read here, here and here. Some researchers have found that eating Dark Chocolate can help with skin texture and tone as well as slowing down the aging process. These are some great benefits of Chocolate, especially Dark Chocolate.
One Chocolate brand I’ve come to love in particular is Godiva® Chocolatier, Inc. I mostly enjoy the Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Milk Chocolate with Caramel. If you are a coffee lover, consider trying the Godiva® Chocolatier Coffee (French Vanilla, Hazelnut Crème, Chocolate Truffle, and Breakfast Blend) and for a limited time, you could enjoy their seasonal flavors, Cinnamon Gingerbread Truffle and Peppermint Mocha flavored coffees. They have a unique selection for all occasions (personal, business, etc …).
To name just a few, the following foods are great Mood Boosting Foods: Spinach (high in folic acid), Almonds Walnuts, Salmon (rich in omega-3, vitamin B12), Whole Grains (rich in selenium), Eggs (rich in amino acids), Lean Meat (rich in protein and vitamin B-12), Banana, Berries (rich in vitamin C) and Yogurt (rich in calcium and contains necessary bacteria for digestion). You can find a complete list here, here and here.