Healthy Chocolate Recipe to Lose Weight

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A recent study and the newest weight loss tactics say that eating chocolate before and after the meal is good for reducing weight. According to the new study in Journal Edition, the teens that eat more chocolates tend to have lower levels of fats and cholesterol. Isn’t it great news for Chocolate admirers?

Indeed, the desire of best tasting chocolate is really hard to deny. The taste of chocolate actually mesmerizes you with its luscious and delightful flavor and aroma; that you just can’t say NO to such a heavenly compound!

Chocolate, on its own, has a principle of behavior- The more bitter; the better for your health it is!

Chocolate helps not just in losing weight, but it is also beneficial in improving brain function, lowering blood pressure, and improving heart health.

How could you lose your weight by eating chocolate?

Cocoa, the element of chocolate, in its raw form is very high in natural plant nutrient; flavanols, which is also very useful for losing weight. Also, according to the recent study made in Italy, this flavanol content of dark chocolate improves insulin receptiveness in a healthy person. Hence, for staying healthy regular exercise and a proper diet is a must.

Eating best tasting chocolate at right time and in right quantity also matters for losing weight. Generally, it is recommended to eat chocolate straight after the workout.

Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Health benefits of eating dark chocolates:

Studies have shown that eating chocolates 15 to 20 minutes before and 5 minutes after the lunch can help in cutting your appetite up to some extent. Here are some more benefits that dark chocolates have on our health:

Control on Cravings:

It becomes easy to restrict your diet when you have cravings for sweets, fatty snacks or any other fast foods. Dark chocolate is not just a substitute for your craving but also gives you nutritional values. Generally, chocolate contains small amounts of essential nutrients such as protein, Vitamin E, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, iron, copper and antioxidants.

Eating a small amount of dark chocolate each day can help you prevent from reaching higher levels of sugar and lower in nutritional value.

Reduces body fat:

According to the new study, dark chocolate can reduce belly fat in a single week. Consuming an ounce of chocolate three days a week can help your body digest the food you consume, reduce stress and inhibit insulin resistance. This is all because dark chocolate helps in boosting metabolism and prevents insulin spikes which are the responsible factors of rising fat level in body and obesity.

Reduces stress Level:

Believe it or not! Stress provokes weight gain. This is because when you are under stress, your cortisol level is triggered which encourages you to eat more and more, that ultimately results in overeating.  If you have control on your emotions, you can have control on your eating too. Eating dark chocolate increases serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain, which lessen your stress level.

Improves Metabolism:

It has been revealed through study that dark chocolate affects fat and carbohydrate metabolism in our body. Dark chocolate has a notable impact on the body incorporating fatty acids, thus lowering the absorption of fats and carbohydrates content. Due to which, the person eating chocolate experiences a feeling of satisfaction.

Here is a healthy weight-loss chocolate recipe for you which can be made just with 3 ingredients and in few simple steps:

This recipe will surely help control your cravings in a nutritional way. I would personally suggest you try it out once as I am really obsessed with this delicious yet healthy weight loss recipe that will definitely help you in improving your metabolism as well.

Sometimes it happens that when we think of losing weight, we restrict our self to eat sweets and chocolates entirely that actually makes us eat even more. Which sometimes lead to overeating of chocolates that is again not good for health. Hence, with such kind of recipes, you can control your weight as well as craving. So why should not we go for such healthy recipes? Isn’t it?
List out the 3 important Ingredients required for the recipe:

  • 1 flat Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey
  • 3/4 teaspoons cacao powder
  • Dark Chocolate cubes. If you don’t have you can order chocolates online. They are easily available online.

Apart from these you can add more flavor with the help of some additional ingredients like pinch cinnamon, pinch ground vanilla powder or tiny pinch sea salt.

Method of Preparation:

  • Take coconut oil and melt it by keeping in a bowl dipped in hot water.
  • Add cocao powder, raw honey, cinnamon and salt. Mix them well.
  • Pour the mixture and chocolate into chocolate moulds and let them freeze for 20 minutes or until they become solid.

Take them out of the mould and dust them with cacao powder and your dish is ready to serve.