April 15, 2014
Put your bunny where your mouth is.
If you're like me and think that chocolate tastes far too good to be bad...then you just might be right.
Chocolate contains flavonoids and theobromine, both of which are good for your health; and eating it produces a mild anti-depressant effect by increasing serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain. Despite being high in fat content, chocolate doesn't appear to raise blood cholesterol levels, either.
The history of chocolate began in Central America, where xocolatl beans were so valuable that the Aztec and Mayan people used them as currency. We still take our chocolate pretty seriously today, and we've got some incredible local chocolatiers making a stir right here on Vancouver Island.
So add that to your 100-Mile Diet Plan this weekend. I sure have, and I'm on the lookout...so you might not want to put all your eggs in one basket.