Who doesn’t enjoy a good chocolate bar? All things sweet and sugary, especially chocolates, have a special place in the hearts of Indians. Traditional delicacies have begun to be replaced by this delectable treat. Chocolates are sweet and difficult to resist, but they can be harmful to your health. Dark chocolate, for example, is beneficial to your health if consumed in moderation. Sugar and fat are abundant in other chocolates, such as milk and white chocolate.
If you believe chocolates are affecting your health, eliminating them from your diet may be beneficial. Cutting out chocolate may seem challenging at first, but it can benefit both your mind and body, according to Eat This, Not That. From losing weight to obtaining a better night’s sleep, there’s something for everyone.
- Controls mood swings: Did you know by cutting out chocolates you are also cutting on sugar, which helps in balancing the effect on moods. When you cut out chocolate, you are getting rid of the main cause of mood swings and irritability, Jay Cowin, registered nutritionist and Director of Formulations at ASYSTEM told Eat This, Not That.
- Helps in Weight Loss: Eliminating chocolate from your diet, can help in weight loss as it can help in controlling calories and sugar. For quick weight loss, you must avoid added sugars.
- A good night sleep: Eating a bar of chocolate a few hours before going to bed can make it difficult for you to sleep as chocolate has caffeine which can keep you up. Consuming caffeine in the evening can disrupt your sleep pattern.
- Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease: By eliminating chocolate from your diet and switching to healthier alternatives like nuts and fruits, your risk of having cardiovascular disease automatically reduces.
- No more heartburn: Your chances of getting acid reflux or heartburn reduces as you eliminate chocolate from your diet. McAvoy told Eat This, Not That, “Chocolate is an acidic food and can cause or worsen symptoms of heartburn or acid reflux. The sweeter the chocolate, the more triggering it can be.”