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CHOCOLATE: SPA SATISFACTION WITHOUT CALORIES!

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Next month we love struck individuals will celebrate Valentine’s Day with some sort of chocolate goodies. We chocolate lovers know that eating chocolate makes us feel good, and that is due to the happiness hormone, serotonin. Besides, this rich creamy treat making us feel good, studies have shown cocoa products contain high levels of catechins and powerful antioxidants that help fight free radicals and help protect us from environmental toxins.

The History of Chocolate

Cocoa, from which chocolate is derived from, is said to have originated in the Amazon 4,000 years ago. However, today two-thirds of the world’s cocoa is produced in West Africa. Throughout history chocolate has been used for religious ceremonies, medicinal purposes and has been long held as a rich indulgence by many cultures.

Health Benefits of Chocolate

Cocoa contains significant amounts of plant-based nutrients, called flavonoids, a type of polyphenol (antioxidant) naturally found in various in fruits, vegetables, berries, green tea, and red wine. There have been many studies in the area of chocolate, even suggesting that chocolate compounds may benefit brain health. In addition, chocolate helps fight heart disease, diabetes, and offers protection against harmful UV effects from the sun, which can cause premature aging. Cocoa contains antioxidants that work to repair damaged skin cells and skin, by neutralizing harmful free radicals. Chocolate improves skin appearance by adding hydration, skin thickness and microcirculation. Chocolate lowers blood pressure, increase blood flow, and improves HDL cholesterol levels.

Chocolate Spa Treatments

Spas around the world are including chocolate on their service menu. Chocolate has become an increasing popular ingredient for a wide variety of skin care products. The Chocolate for Your Body, Chicago Spa, embraces chocolate as a powerful ingredient and therefore, offers unique chocolate body services. In addition to, The Spa at The Hotel Hershey in Hershey, PA is offering “Chocolate-Covered February” a town-wide celebration of all things chocolate.

In other words, scrumptious chocolate desserts, and chocolate covered candies, or a cup of hot cocoa can add value to any spa experience by providing satisfaction without the calories.

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