Chocolates – whenever you see or hear this word you must be feeling to have a bite of it. As a gift of love, to start a new friendship with someone, to say sorry to someone, or to say a big thank you to someone, nothing can beat the appeal of a chocolate. Therefore, on every occasion we see chocolates as the easiest and the loveliest gift. So, when you are tensed or confused with the last minute rakhi shopping, send rakhi with chocolates to India if you are out of the country for some reason and have a marvelous celebration of rakhi. There are various myths about chocolates that do the rounds and there are some fact in it and some are totally baseless. I know that even you are also a chocoholic like me and you want to know about the factual truth of these myths.
Read below and celebrate rakhi with chocolates without any tension.
Myth: Everyone stop you from having chocolate because it is full with saturated fat and would affect the bad cholesterol level
Fact: Eating carbohydrate rich foods would increase your bad cholesterol level but a 1.4 ounce of chocolate would increase your good cholesterol level. Saturated fats are found in these carbohydrate filled foods and not in chocolates. So, keep on munching on your chocolate and get benefit of Stearic acid from chocolates.
Myth: You are barred from having a chocolate because it practically has no nutritional value.
Fact: Magnesium, iron, copper, and zinc are required minerals for our body and chocolates have them in good quantity to make your healthier. A certain amount of polyphenol which is a great antioxidant is also found in chocolates and this serves as a stress relieving agent and lowers the rate of heart diseases. A 5 ounce of red wine carries the same amount of polyphenol antioxidant as an average chocolate bar does. Not only this, research has also said that due to the presence of valuable antioxidants dark chocolates should be consumed daily to ward off BP problem and diabetes.
Myth: You would never be able to loose weigh if you keep on eating chocolates
Fact: Any food or beverage in a specified limit or at a moderate rate is never going to cause you any harm. Do you know that an average chocolate bar contains only 220 calories? This 220 calories is not going to heap on weight on you but you have to curb down the other high calorie foods if you are on a diet control regime. In fact it is suggested to have dark chocolates anytime you want instead of milk chocolates which has more sugar. But on festival spree you can have a bit more of chocolates of any category. So, send rakhi with chocolates to India and have a great celebration of rakhi.