For The Love of Black

Spa | Written By, NOW! BALI |

With great new arms and a new attitude, it’s time to indulge in some dark chocolate, the darker the better! Everyone loves chocolate. It’s delicious and makes you feel good. But make it black! The good news is that there is no need for it to be a guilty pleasure. Dark chocolate is fully loaded with antioxidants, flavonoids and polyphenols (which are said to enhance and lengthen your life!) In fact, antioxidants help protect the body from aging, caused by those pesky free radicals that seem to be in most things we like. And chocolate contains almost eight times more antioxidants than strawberries.

TEXT AND Photo by ayu sekar

With great new arms and a new attitude, it’s time to indulge in some dark chocolate, the darker the better! Everyone loves chocolate. It’s delicious and makes you feel good. But make it black! The good news is that there is no need for it to be a guilty pleasure. Dark chocolate is fully loaded with antioxidants, 

flavonoids and polyphenols (which are said to enhance and lengthen your life!) In fact, antioxidants help protect the body from aging, caused by those pesky free radicals that seem to be in most things we like. And chocolate contains almost eight times more antioxidants than strawberries. 

Meanwhile, the flavonoids help to relax blood pressure and balance the body’s hormones. It keeps the heart and cardiovascular system running smoothly, especially when combined with appropriate exercise. Not only that, but it also helps to reduce blood pressure and lower LDL cholesterol – the bad cholesterol by up to 10% – it’s all too good to be true!

For some extra zing in your chocolate, why not try ones flavoured with orange peel, mint or tangy lemon? Stay clear of the creamy soft centres though, they will undo all the goodness you get from eating chocolate.

Take it a step further and visit Charlie’s Chocolate factory in Jasri on the East coast, or head to Sibang, on the way to Ubud, to visit the huge bamboo structure which houses the Big Tree Chocolate Factory. 

Tagged :

About Author :

NOW! BALI

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER TO GET THE LATEST UPDATES.

CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE

Leave a Comment