We're chocolate makers. We really REALLY love chocolate.
We're not scientists, and we're not doctors. But because we really REALLY love chocolate, we always do a little happy dance when studies come out demonstrating that dark chocolate, in addition to being ridiculously delicious, might have health benefits too.
Luckily for our chocolate factory dance party schedule, these studies come out pretty frequently, and early 2016 has not disappointed. On March 2, the American Heart Association shared research on their website linking chocolate consumption to better insulin levels. From the site: "Eating chocolate on a daily basis may improve insulin levels and liver enzymes in adults, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions."
And in February, a study published in the journal Appetite suggested brain benefits from regular chocolate noshing. "Chocolate intake was positively associated with cognitive performance," according to researchers.
So, being chocolate makers, we're in no position to debate the merits of these studies. And we definitely think that dark chocolate is a treat, and that an entire Sea Salt & Almond Bar is not a healthy lunch. Veggies are your friends and ours.
But, we're still going to celebrate this encouraging news by taking a few minutes to whip and nae nae while we nibble on some delicious stone ground dark chocolate.