When those chocolate craving strikes, it’s perfectly fine to give into them (within reason of course!). Chocolate is an unsung superhero of the desert world, offering mood-boosting, appetite-reducing, and heart-health-supporting qualities not found in other deserts. Check out these 3 reasons you should keep on loving chocolate.
Chocolate is a Prebiotic
Cocoa polyphenols provide a significant increase in bifidobacteria and lactobacilli populations – translation; cocoa is great for your digestive health. This paired with the gut strengthening pro-biotics found in frozen yogurt make chocolate froyo a de-facto superfood.
Chocolate can Prevent Signs of Aging
Cocoa has been proven to stimulate mitochondrial biogenesis (the creation of new mitochondria) which can keep you feeling and looking youthful and vibrant. The chocolate flavanol epicatechin is responsible for mitogenesis and also supports brain and cardiovascular health.
Chocolate Can Regulate Your Appetite
While it may seem like an oxymoron, chocolate has been proven to reduce appetite when ingested approximately 2 hours prior to a big meal. Dark chocolate, in particular, is surprisingly effective in regulating appetite.
Visit us at Frenzi Frozen Yogurt today to take advantage of all the health benefits of sweet, rich chocolate and tart, silky froyo. View our menu to see all our fabulous chocolate offerings. Don’t forget to stop by every Wednesday for Waffle Cone Wednesdays — buy one desert and receive one waffle cone or waffle cup free!