Losing weight can be a tedious task especially when we have an obsession with eating the stuff that we like the most. Such is the case with chocolates. No matter how many times we say that chocolates don’t go to stomach, it goes to the heart. Then also people think that chocolates can make you gain weight.
For all the chocolate lovers, we have good news. Eating chocolates can actually help you to lose weight. Not the milk chocolates but the dark chocolates which contain low sugar value can surely help you lose some extra kilos.
Check out how chocolates help you to lose weight
- Reduces body fat
Chocolates contain Flavanols, plant-based nutrients that helps to lower down the blood sugar content in the body, thereby decreasing the body fat resulting in weight loss.
- Controls appetite
Eating sugary food makes the body resistant to insulin, that results in our body to produce more ghrelin (a hormone that increases appetite) but on the other hand, dark chocolates resist insulin and reduce production of ghrelin levels, according to a study.
- Reduce stress level
Stress can also be the cause of weight gain and can cause cortisol levels to increase, thereby increasing the appetite. Stress can also lead to overeating. A study suggests that eating chocolate in smaller amount can reduce stress especially dark chocolate as it increases the serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain, that helps to decrease the feeling of stress and anxiety.
- Encourages exercise
Chocolate contains anti-inflammatory constituents and a generous supply of magnesium that can leave less pain in the body. When the body is in a good state, exercising seems appealing and that can add up in losing weight.
Next time when someone says that eating chocolate can make you fat, tell them these reasons and they will surely join you in chocolate eating business.