Good News!

@jillhill (37383)
United States
January 7, 2008 7:48am CST
Did you know you can eat chocolate for healthy reasons? It actually increases your brain power! That’s because chocolate is loaded with magnesium and antioxidants. Magnesium is a great muscle relaxer, which helps increase blood flow throughout your body and that means more fresh oxygen gets pumped to your brain. And I am all for extra oxygen in my brain! Studies show that eating just one third of dark chocolate bar every day can help improve your learning and memory. I have a problem with eathing just one third of the bar though! LOL I am all for being smarter how about you!
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
7 Jan 08
Seems like a good reason to me :) I know dark chocolate has lots of antioxidants...I love dark chocolate, plain or with nuts and dried fruits.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Jan 08
Yup...you could put almost everything in chocolate and it would taste good!
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@dania_elm (422)
• United States
7 Jan 08
yeah that just what i needed another excuse to eat chocolate hmmm i guess that would explain why i crave it so bad when i am stressed nothing is better than a hot fudge sundae in a crappy day so y do crave it when we have our monthly visitors?
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Jan 08
Yes. there was a time when I had the monthly visitor I would have driven five miles for some chocolate! LOL
• United States
7 Jan 08
tell me about it nothing on my side of town is open late and i get those chocolate cravings at 2 a.m. i drive all the way across town for a candy bar
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
7 Jan 08
Like we need an excuse to eat chocolate!! I also read that pregnant women who eat chocolate during their pregnancy also have babies who tend to be calmer and happier.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Jan 08
I can see why! I'd be happier too if I could eat chocolate all the time! Good answer and helpful info!
• United States
7 Jan 08
I am with jillbeth, why do we need an excuse..lol
• Brazil
7 Jan 08
Chocolate is great! I live in brazil, we have "cacau" here!
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Jan 08
You are sooooooo lucky!
• United States
13 Jan 08
My husband says that chocolate is a cure for my pms....it keeps my mouth busy so I can't yell at him! lol
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
14 Jan 08
LOL....he must be a very smart man!
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• United States
15 Jan 08
He likes to think so! LMAO
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
7 Jan 08
Also heard dark chocolate in small amounts is good for the heart. I love chocolate but limit myself. Years ago I ate tons and tons of M & M's nightly but finally stopped it. Wasn't a weight issue but didn't want to totally ruin my teeth. I probably have the smartest brain and healthiest heart from all that chocolate....lol
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Jan 08
I am going to start eating it every day but brush my teeth right after! LOL...I'll have lots of energy from the sugar to follow through on all the bright ideas that my brain can come up with! Look out world!!! LOL
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
7 Jan 08
And you will be heart healthy too. Look at all the love you can spread around the world.
@SukiSmiles (1998)
• United States
7 Jan 08
My husband is a teacher and during state testing weeks, he gives his students dark chocolate (and also hard boiled eggs - which I personally don't like) to help give their brains a little boost. Of course we buy extra so we can "test" it to make sure the chocolate is okay for them.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Jan 08
Wow he must be a very caring teacher!!! And you a loving wife to help test the chocolate! LOL
• United States
7 Jan 08
Oh, the scarfices we make in life for those we love ;)
@nichole1983 (1187)
• Canada
7 Jan 08
It has also been proven that dark chocolate lowers your cholestrol.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Jan 08
That's good to know! Thanks for the info!
• Canada
8 Jan 08
No Prob
• Philippines
17 Jan 08
Really! I'm a chocolate lover now I know.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
17 Jan 08
Yes...I think it's almost the perfect food! LOL
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
14 Jan 08
hi jill! yeah i have heard about that. but it is limited to dark chocolate. i don't like dark chocolate as much as i like the milky ones. whenever there is dark chocolate at our home, it is only my father who eats them. hehe anyway, thanks for the info. God bless you and take care always! :-)
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Thanks spoiled...and God bless you too!
@neenasatine (2842)
• Philippines
10 Jan 08
i became more happier when i heard the news about eating chocolates. for those who does not want to gain weight and want to receive more benefits from eating chocolate they recommend eating dark chocolates since it has low calories and higher and nutrients compare to other types of chocolate candies... anyway chocolates are still chocolates and i love to eat chocolates..whatever kind of chocolates as long it is chocolate...
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
10 Jan 08
Me too! Just love chocolate and all the benefits it has!
@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
8 Jan 08
i knew there was a good reason for being a chocoholic.and now i have proof.the blood must be flowing through my viens at 100 miles an hour and my oxygen levels are overflowing.the problem i would have is stopping at a third of a bar of dark chocolate.lol sue
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
8 Jan 08
Hand it over right now!!!!! We can't have you speeding around here with your brain on overdrive! Besides you can't be the only one with all the smarts! LOL
@youless (93640)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Jan 08
I think eating chocolate will give you good mood. This is the benefit I know about chocolate.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
8 Jan 08
Yes I am in a good mood when I eat chocolate! Thanks for posting!
@shonali (1286)
• India
8 Jan 08
wow...thats some awesome news u have given...now i can shout at everyone who tells me not to eat lots of chocolates.... now i know why im the smarter of the lot.... :)
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
8 Jan 08
Yes...and they thought they were so smart! LOL
@subha12 (18453)
• India
8 Jan 08
Oh My God! its really a good news. Now each time I don't have to be concious so much if I take a choclate. Above all I like Dark chocolates more. But the fact remains taht it adds weight, which is bad.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
8 Jan 08
This is true so if you get alot of energy from the sugar then you can run around and run off all the calories from it!
@eyewitness (1577)
• Netherlands
7 Jan 08
It's true i heard it years ago.They say it's also better for you personal life (if you know what i mean)But it must be for the biggest part excist of pure cacao or chocolat.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Jan 08
Yup I know what you mean! Thanks for posting!
@AmbiePam (50099)
• United States
7 Jan 08
Yeah, I heard about that. Great for heart health. I wonder if diabetics can eat it though. I guess not. I'm not diabetic, but my sister is. I would love for her to find things she likes to eat that are healthy.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Jan 08
Buggers for her! We'll have to hunt around and see if we can find something she can enjoy!
• United States
7 Jan 08
Oh God is such a good God. He gave us chocolate and made it good for us. Thank you Lord. I love dark chocolate and they say that is the best for us. I don't really like milk chocolate that much because it is so sweet. But I keep Dove dark chocolates on hand all of the time. Again, I thank God for chocolate, But Lord could you make peanut butter fudge good for us too? LOL Hugs
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Jan 08
Woo Hoo...I am with you. He does give us things that are good for us!! Hugs to you too!p.s. my youngest daughter loves the dove chocolates too!
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
7 Jan 08
I think that is awesome, but doesn't this lean more towards dark chocolate than milk chocolate? I think it is the dark chocolate that has these benefits..:)
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Jan 08
Yes..it's dark chocolate that has these benefits! Thanks for posting!
@sophylline (1042)
• Philippines
7 Jan 08
Yep, I have heard about the goodness that dark chocolate brings. It not only tastes real good it is also good for the health. In fact it is my favorite kind of chocolate, dark chocolate. Yummy! Just be careful not to overeat though!Lol(= Anything in excess is bad. It still contains sugar.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 Jan 08
Well you have to consider that sugar gives you energy...now just think. When you eat a chocolate bar you get smarter and have more energy! LOL