Chocolate is one of the favorite sweets of adults and children and we all know that, behind this exquisiteness made of milk and cocoa – sold in many varieties – too many calories are hidden. For this reason, we limit ourselves to observe it, to imagine it taste, to eat it with our eyes, while we convince ourselves that the swimsuit rehearsal is too close and that some sacrifices are indispensable.
Actually, you might not know that chocolate could be our biggest friend, allied of flow of blood, of heart and especially of the mood! Recent studies shown that a correct quantity of chocolate should be included in our diet to prevent cardiovascular disease since it is rich of antioxidant polyphenols that can protect arteries, increase immune defenses and reduce the risk of tumor. It can carry out an antidepressant action, thanks to the presence of serotonin that can cause psychological well-being making the connection between nerve cells more active. Moreover, the increase of blood flow makes us more alert and active, facilitating learning and making us smarter!
It is important to know that the kind of chocolate with all this properties is the dark one, with at least the 70% of cacao, since it is made of a grate amount of flavonoids. So, this delicious food can be an important allied to our health and, to obtain these benefits, it is important to eat it regularly. It is no coincidence that Maya used to call it “the food of Gods”!
What better occasion than Easter to start a diet made of chocolate? We recommend you the delicious Easter Egg prepared by our Chef Francesco Ferretti made of quality ingredients that will surprise you with a genuine and intense taste. Eggs are available at the Trattoria Il Rosmarino, +39 0571 890159.