In honor of National Stress Awareness Month, all orders from Modere.com from now through the end of April will receive two complimentary bars of Modere dark chocolate to help you #StressLess. Why dark chocolate? Besides tasting amazing, dark chocolate has been found to improve your mood by increasing serotonin and endorphin levels in your brain. Sounds like a win-win to us! Our chocolate bars includes
- 70% minimum cacao blend—you know what that means? deliciousness
The Benefits of dark chocolate
Everyone knows a taste of chocolate is good for the soul. But not everyone knows that it’s also good for the heart.
Depending on how it’s made, chocolate can be a heart-healthy option that reduces both inflammation of cardiovascular tissues and the risk of stroke, a new study by Louisiana State University has found.
Maryann Birmingham, nutrition educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, said health experts had long believed in chocolate’s positive effects on the heart, but the reason behind its benefits had remained a mystery — until now.
The benefits of dark chocolate, according to the study, begin when the cocoa reaches the colon, according to the study.
Louisiana researchers discovered that certain bacteria in the gut chow down on the chocolate, fermenting it into anti-inflammatory compounds that are good for the heart, according to the American Chemical Society, which promotes chemistry-related research.
“When these compounds are absorbed by the body, they lessen the inflammation of cardiovascular tissue, reducing the long-term risk