Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Today is a holiday I can truly appreciate, National Chocolate Day!
I doubt you need convincing to indulge in chocolate, but in case you want to learn a little bit more about the girl's best friend here are some great choco facts to embrace:
Eating chocolate is (somewhat) healthy! Chocolate contains antioxidants which may help prevent cancer and heart disease. Dark chocolate contains nearly 8 times the number found in strawberries. Chocolate is lower in caffeine than tea, coffee and coca cola. Also, one plain milk chocolate candy bar has more protein than a banana.
The U.S. produces more chocolate than any other country but the Swiss consume the most, followed closely by the English.
Chocolate consumption releases a endorphins and serotonin, the same chemicals that are produced when you are in L-O-V-E.
Despite what your Mom may have told you, chocolate does not cause acne. In fact, you can pay a pretty penny at Spa Newbury in Boston for a Chocolate Body Spa Scrub, a la cocoa Spa Facial, or Chocolate Massage. My personal favorite is the Candy Bar Spa Body Wrap. For $125, "soak in a luxuriously rich chocolate bar candy wrap as you're smothered from head to toe in our chocolaty sweet spa confections. Enjoy the aromas and softer skin with this wonderful chocoholic fixing treatment". Sounds a little over the top to me. I'll stick to the Halloween candy for now.