Indulge Your Dark Side…
The only thing more common than flowers on Valentine’s Day is chocolate. And, if you’re like me, you can’t get enough of it! Fortunately for us fitness-minded folks, there’s a way to enjoy our favorite treat guilt-free. How? By going to the dark side.
Turns out dark chocolate is a friend with healthy benefits. In fact some studies link it to improved brain function, lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and even clearer skin. Check out this article about the benefits, like you needed a reason!
But like all things in life, moderation is key. One ounce of the dark stuff a day is plenty to reap the rewards. And remember to look for chocolate that is high in cacoa (60% or more). The higher the percentage, the more flavanols. The more flavanols, the better for your health.
See below for Central Market’s General Manager In Training (and Wes’s partner) Kevin Saenz’s picks for the best ways to indulge your dark side. Enjoy!