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Benefits of Chocolate

Everyone has at least one food in their life that is their guilty pleasure. For many people, it could be cheese, bread, sweets, or chips, but for me it is chocolate. Chocolate is something that many people crave daily, and it is used as a sign of celebration or gift exchanging. There is a reason chocolate is often a gift at Christmas, Easter, and especially on Valentine’s Day. Millions of people indulge in chocolate every day and many view it as a guilty pleasure because of its rich and sweet taste. However, it is a “guilty” pleasure as it can be attributed to weight gain and a high fat content. In recent years, there have been many ideas on how chocolate can benefit your health and how eating it in moderation can, in fact, be good for you.

Health benefits

Consuming large amounts of chocolate has been proven to have these negative side effects:

  • Weight gain
  • Diabetes
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Large number of calories
  • Large number of fat content
  • Acne
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure

However, what I stated before is that eating chocolate is, in fact, not all bad. There are some benefits to eating chocolate that can be good for your body. These benefits include:

  • Tremendous antioxidant potential
  • Decrease the aging process
  • Relieve stress,
  • Regulate your blood pressure
  • Lower your cholesterol level
  • Help you cognitively
  • Reduce your risk for cardiovascular problems
  • May prevent memory decline
  • Reduce risk of stroke
  • Benefit to pregnant women helping growth of baby

Most of these benefits come from recent scientific studies and they have concluded that they must continue their research to fully grasp the health benefits of chocolate. However, they do know the types of chocolate we should be eating and why there are health benefits in chocolate.

What type of chocolate should I be eating?

Now obviously, eating typical candy bars such as Kit Kat and Mr. Big are not going to do wonders for your health. These chocolate bars are filled with fats and trans fat content that will be detrimental for your health. As well in production of these chocolates, a large amount of white sugar is added, taking away any health benefits that they may have offered before.

For a much healthier alternative, you could instead enjoy a nice cup of Malcolm’s Hot Chocolate from Dure Foods.

This is why doctors and scientists conclude that it is healthier to eat darker chocolate with a higher cocoa content. The higher the cocoa content (the darker the chocolate), the healthier it will be because cocoa has been found to have a huge antioxidant potential to rid the body of unwanted germs. As well, higher cocoa content decreases the amount of sugar within the chocolate, which is better for your overall health.


In conclusion, there are certain benefits of chocolate, especially dark chocolate, that can justify you wanting to eat it as a dessert. I recommend buying a dark chocolate bar and having a couple pieces as your dessert.

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Health Benefits of Milk

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The health benefits of milk include increased bone strength, smoother skin, stronger immune system, prevention of illnesses such as hypertension, dental decay, dehydration, respiratory problems, obesity, osteoporosis and even some forms of cancer. The beneficial health nutrients obtained from milk are essential for the human body and help prevent a number of chronic ailments.

Milk, quite simply, is a liquid that mammals can create in mammary glands in order to feed their young. The reason mammals have this is because this is what their young are naturally supposed to consume until they are strong enough or old enough to hunt for themselves or eat what their parents typically eat. Humans also have this ability, which is why we have begun to explore the interesting world of milk from other animals, in the hopes that milk could continue to nourish us throughout our lives, rather than simply at the beginning of it. Spoiler Alert…we were right! It can be very beneficial to us at all times of our life!

Many animals can provide us with this vital health substance, but cow’s milk is considered the best wholesome supplement for children as well as for adults. It is also the most accessible, while the milk of other animals like buffalo, goats, sheep, camels, reindeer and yak is much more difficult to acquire.

Milk from horses and donkeys can also be consumed by humans, but that is even less common, and much less pleasant to extract.

The health benefits of milk can be achieved from drinking milk directly or by consuming dairy products such as cheese, butter, curd, clarified butter or ghee, dairy whitener, ice cream, cottage cheese or paneer, flavored milk, or milk sweets. Put it this way, around the world, there are more than 6 billion people who regularly consume some type of food that is based on milk from an animal; it is one of the most essential elements of the human diet, since these animals that create milk are on almost every continent and country. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has clearly mentioned in its Dietary Guidelines to include milk and milk products to ensure a healthy, balanced diet.

Nutritional Value Of Milk

The nutritional value of milk is so well known that people all around the world include it as a staple part of their diet. Adding milk to your daily diet can also help you to achieve a well-balanced diet. It is an ideal source of nutrients such as vitamin A, B12, D calcium, carbohydrates, phosphorous, selenium, magnesium, protein, zinc and riboflavin. The Teagasc Dairy Products Research Center at Moorepark, Fermoy has reported recent research on using milk to neutralize the cholesterol content of the body. Most of the caloric content in milk comes from the natural sugars found in it. These are essential to the overall functioning and health of the body, and they reduce the chances of a number of deficiencies, and boost health in a variety of ways! Let’s explore more about the important impact of milk and milk-based products on our health!

Milk Deficiency

Milk deficiency can cause severe anemia, osteoporosis and other related illnesses. The consumption of milk is essential for maintaining good health and having the energy and strength to do normal activities.

It is the best source of calcium for all age groups, and since calcium is considered the most important mineral in the healthy growth, functioning, repair, and durability of the bones and skeletal system, milk will always have a significant role in people’s diets, as a way of preventing calcium deficiency or osteoporosis.

Health Benefits Of Milk

It is an extremely beneficial drink for the health of the human body. Some of the advantages of drinking this life-giving nectar are as follows:

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Dure Foods takes immense pride in using only the best food products, including dry milk ingredients, in it’s formulations. For more information on nutritional values and benefits, please check out Dure’s Lifestyle Catalogue.