Thursday, December 19, 2013

Day 1536 - Too much chocolate

Are your Christmas gifts making you fat?

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I have the most beautiful people in my world, many of whom like to give me chocolates at Christmas time.  Just yesterday I was able to add a fabulous box of Lindt balls to the collection of Celebrations, Favourites, Ferrero Rocher and Whitmans. I've been sharing of course ... I had around 80 guests to share the load on Saturday night ... but those calorie laden sugar bombs still keep piling up!

So I'm looking for something (anything) to tell me all this chocolate is good for me.  And it turns out, the evidence for chocolate's health benefits just keep piling up! Woot!

UK researchers have found that dark chocolate and natural cocoa powder contain more flavenois and polyphenols than the juices of superfoods such as blueberries and cranberries.  It also has twice the levels of antioxidants than read wine! These antioxidants help reduce heart disease and fight ageing.  Yahooo!!!!  I'm clearly getting younger and younger and healthier and healthier by the mouthful ...

The bad news is that all this sugar and the over indulgence is still piling on the kilos.  There may be some health benefits to a daily dose of choccy, but it seems that moderation is still the key.

Bugger ....

Are your Christmas gifts make in you fat? 

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  1. Nope, because I can't eat books...but the celebrating isn't doing me any favours!
    Happy xmas to you, and enjoy the holidays...

  2. I have some Guylian in the fridge, and even the picture in this post makes me crave chocolate! What hope have I got? :)

  3. I haven't been indulging in the chocolate much, but christmas biscuits will be keeping the pants tight! Some dark chocolate for chrissie would be lovely and I have the perfect excuse to eat it all ;)

  4. There is a distinct lack of chocolate under our tree. I must have a word with my loved ones about that. Good to hear that a little chocolate is good; it will strengthen my case as to why they should buy me more chocolate!

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

  5. OMG!!! Yes I agree!! I have been given so many delish treats and boxes of chocolates from my students... I think I'll still be working my way through them this tim next year lol!! Thankfully I have a huge sweet tooth that I'm sure will see me through lol xxxx Lucy from Bake Play Smile

  6. You can send some over any time!


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