Besides being yummy and satisfying, dark chocolate offers many health benefits. The nutrients in dark chocolate actually absorb UV-light. This means that your skin is better protected from harmful rays of the sun. Dark chocolate also increases blood flow to give you a glowing complexion. The nutrients in dark chocolate also hydrate your skin. Just remember, the darker the chocolate, the more nutrients it has! I love buying Lindt Dark Chocolate Bars with 70% cocoa.
You may notice that after you eat some dark chocolate you feel happy. That is because dark chocolate releases feel good hormones, called endorphins. The nutrients in dark chocolate even decrease your risk of heart disease. Just eat it in moderation.
Looking for an easy dark chocolate dessert recipe? I love this brownie recipe that uses NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Morsels.Recipe
I usually buy two packages of the dark chocolate chips and I use the rest to make chocolate covered strawberries. Berries are also great for our skin! Here is how:
1) Melt 1 cup of chips in the microwave, thirty seconds at a time.
2) When the chocolate is smooth, dip the strawberries in it. Anywhere from 10-18 depending on how much chocolate you want on them (Be sure that the strawberries are dry)
3) Cover a dish with parchment paper and put the strawberries on it.
4) I put the strawberries in the refrigerator for about a half an hour and then serve.
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