We love a bit of indulgence and there’s nothing better than finishing off a meal with a chocolate dessert.
If you’re craving something sweet, go for it, as chocolate is actually good for you!
It contains the chemical phenylethylamine, which is the same chemical that is produced by your brain when you fall in love. This triggers endorphins and helps to boost your mood.
Dark chocolate in particular has many benefits, including containing compounds that protect against the oxidation of LDL cholesterol in your blood. Over time, if these levels are lowered, the risk of cardiovascular disease can reduce.
Flavanols are also a big ingredient of chocolate. They have been proven to increase blood flow to the brain.
Caffeine and theobromine in dark chocolate can help improve brain function in people with Alzheimer’s disease for a short while too.
Now, next time you’re tucking into a sweet treat, you won’t feel so guilty about it.
Check out our delicious dessert menu to see what chocolatey goodness we have on offer.