Fortunately for the chocolate lovers among us, there are actually many health benefits to chocolate! Dark chocolate is best, small quantities are better than large, and mindfully eating your chocolate can bring added benefits, but just knowing that chocolate can be good for you makes dark chocolates all the more sweet, in my opinion.
To make the most of the chocolate you enjoy for Halloween and for the rest of the year, be sure to read the following resources. You'll get a full run-down on the benefits of chocolate (from several different angles), and you'll find out how to use chocolate as a stress relief tool. (I strongly recommend the chocolate meditation, especially for those who tend to binge on it, or those who find that regular meditation lacks flavor.)
So as you move through your day and about to reach for something sweet anyway, be sure to treat yourself to some dark chocolate, if it appeals to you. Enjoy the following.
Chocolate Lover's Resources:
- Dark Chocolate For Stress Relief
How can dark chocolate be used for stress relief? There are actually a few different ways, outlined here!
- Health Benefits of Chocolate
From About.com Longevity, learn more about the many health benefits of chocolate.
- Pitfalls of Chocolate
A little chocolate can be good for you, but it's not a the-more-the-better kind of thing. Here's how not to overdo it.
- Try A Chocolate Meditation
As I mentioned, this is one of my favorite forms of meditation. It's great for those who love chocolate, find traditional meditation to be challenging, or who'd like to try something new.
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