“It’s not that chocolates are a substitute for love. Love is a substitute for chocolate. Chocolate is, let’s face it, far more reliable than a man.”
– Miranda Ingram
Chocolate is a way of escapism for a many of us out here. No more we long for the age-old sweets, as chocolate has taken over our taste buds. Having chocolates does concern every other person about the next check on the weighing scale, but least are they aware of the wonders that it can bring to one’s life.
Dr. Deepali Bharadwaj, a Delhi based Dermatologist explains what more does chocolate has to offer, other than just curbing the sweet tooth. “Dark chocolate is one of the many derivatives of coco beans. It does taste a bit bitter and hence is not popular with those who are not aware of its benefits. It is packed with potent antioxidants and various essential nutrients which protect the skin from free radical damage and keep it soft and full for long. It helps keep the skin glowing, radiant, healthy & flawless. It protects from the damaging effects of UV rays and it is also a good moisturizer. Dark chocolate makes a superb skin mask which is a skin detoxifier & good exfoliator which sloughs off the dead skin cells leaving the skin fresh and renewed.”
So, One World News has laid down few points that will give people reasons to eat chocolate as much as they want:
Perfect Moisturizer: Cocoa powder, which is one of the major components of chocolate, when blended with caffeine, acts as the best detox for skin.
During the summers, tanning is something which is inevitable. The scorching sun leaves the skin rough & harsh, now this requires proper damage control. So, to get rid off the tan, one can apply chocolate as a moisturizer because it has anti-oxidants that help in softening the skin and reducing tan.
Best Hair-mask: The ingredients of chocolate consist of minerals that are very helpful in renewing the cells. So putting-on a hair-mask, prepared by mixing chocolate with honey and yogurt can help to improve the quality and the quantity of hair.
Love is all you want but a chocolate is all you need: A chocolate a day will not increase weight issues, it will rather keep the health hazards at bay. The anti-oxidants present in it help preventing the heart strokes ensuring a healthy life. Having 45 grams of chocolate per week is likely to result in less scaling and roughness of the skin.
Worried about Aging? Carry some chocolate with you: The cocoa present in chocolate has the property to reduce/control the stress hormones, which result in signs of early aging in people these days. So, if people show interest in knowing the secret behind your glowing skin, tell them ‘Go buy a chocolate’.
So, one need not be afraid to enjoy a chocolate when they want to. But yes, one should always remember that excess of anything is not good. Thus, do enjoy your bite, but with a tight appetite.
Dermatologists, Cosmetologist Dr. Deepali Bhardwaj, deal with the treatment & health of the skin, nails, & hair. Dr Deepali Bhardwaj specializes in:
1.Treatment of all dermatology disorders of the skin, nails & hair,
2.Allergy Specialist and Immuno-therapy available
3.All type of skin laser treatment including:
6.Stretch mark & Scar treatment
4. Acne scar treatment derma roller, chemical peels, micro derma-brasions, Fraxel, CO2 ablative lasers.
5. Non-surgical cellulite, fat reduction, smart Lipo solutions – body contouring and slimming.
Dr. Deepali Bharadwaj’s Clinic
The Skin and Hair Clinic
D-306, Defence Colony,
Next to Lajpat Nagar Metro Station,
Defence Colony Main Road, 110024