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Fact or Fiction?

 

questions

  1. Heart disease is reduced by 1/3 if you eat dark chocolate daily?

  2. If you feed your dog chocolate, he or she will live up to 2 years longer.

  3. White chocolate has a higher level of cacoa bean than milk or dark chocolate?

  4. Chocolate protects your teeth from tooth decay.

  5. In 1746, the first chocolate factory was established in New York, New York.

  6. There is approximately 8 insect parts in a bar of chocolate.

  7. Every time an American team goes to into outer space, they bring chocolate.

  8. Chocolate causes achne.

  9. Cacoa trees, that essentially produce our chocolate, can live up to 200 years.

  10. People have been known to buy more chocolate around Valentine’s Day than for Easter.

 

answers

  1. Fact!

  2. Fiction! Do not feed your pet chocolate due to their metabolism.

  3. Fiction! White chocolate does not have any solid cacoa bean, only cocoa butter.

  4. Fact! Due to it’s anti-bacterial components on your mouth.

  5. Fiction! The first established chocolate factory was founded in 1765 in New England.

  6. Fact!

  7. Fact!

  8. Fiction! Science now proves this theory was false.

  9. Fact!

  10. Fiction! Easter chocolate is sold at a higher quantity than Valentine’s Day chocolate.

 

Resources: https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-chocolate, http://www.factslides.com/s-Chocolate, http://www.answers.com/Q/What_was_the_first_chocolate_factory_in_the_US?#slide=2, http://elitedaily.com/envision/food/20-awesome-facts-about-chocolate-that-you-need-to-know-for-valentines-day/, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/05/does-chocolate-cause-acne_n_1566076.html, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/07/chocolate-random-facts_n_7012584.html,

 

What are the benefits of chocolate?

Chocolate has many health benefits that many people do not realize. If you are looking for a good excuse to cut “sweets” of your diet, you may have a valid one now. There are many new developments occurring daily on this topic, we are going to address three of them here.

1. Dark chocolate prevents heart attacks and strokes. According to sciencedaily.com, this particular chocolate “helps restore flexibility to arteries while also preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels”.

2. Dark chocolate can prevent skin cancers. Yes, antioxidants found in cocoa called: flavanols, help the plant from being harmed by the sun. Therefore, because dark chocolate has high quantity of cocoa, it helps humans’ epidermis as well.

3. Dark chocolate helps brain functioning. While we all want to be smarter, chocolate helps actually exercise the neurons we already have and assists in the creation of more of them. You can also be thankful for those flavanols again, because they increase blood flow to the brain.

Now it’s your turn. Do some research for yourself and let us know in the comments what other reasons encourage you to try our chocolate!

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