DARK CHOCO­LATE

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1) Ac­cord­ing to the as­so­ci­a­tion of choco­late and bis­cuit and con­fec­tionary in­dus­tries, Switzer­land is the largest choco­late con­sumer in the world. The av­er­age Swiss con­sumed 9 kg a year equiv­a­lent to 209 regular sized (43g) choco­late bars. And the Swiss aren't fat! 2) De­spite the popular lin­ger­ing myth, there is no ev­i­dence that choco­late causes acne. Acne is usu­ally the re­sult of im­proper diet and hor­mone im­bal­ance. 3) There is no ev­i­dence to sug­gest that choco­late is re­spon­si­ble for headaches. Headaches are due to many fac­tors in­clud­ing stress, hunger, ir­reg­u­lar sleep pat­terns and hor­mone changes. 4) Choco­late con­tains sub­stances called cat­e­chins. Th­ese are

1) Take a nar­row stance and sim­ply slide up and down the wall.

Jump with hands up in the air, land­ing with hands above your knees in the squat po­si­tion.

Start in the squat po­si­tion, legs shoul­der width apart as you come lift your leg to the side and squeeze, an­tiox­i­dants that help pro­tect the body against dam­age caused by free rad­i­cals. In fact eaten in mod­er­a­tion 2-3 a week dark choco­late im­proves cir­cu­la­tion and may help pre­vent de­vel­op­ing blood clots. 5) Dark choco­late also con­tains sev­eral chem­i­cal com­pounds that have a pos­i­tive ef­fect on your mood and cog­ni­tive health. Choco­late con­tains phenylethy­lamine (PEA), the same chem­i­cal your brain cre­ates when you feel like you're fall­ing in love. PEA en­cour­ages your brain to re­lease en­dor­phins, so eat­ing dark choco­late will make you feel hap­pier.

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