|Students of chocolate at Hershey's Chocolate Lab in PA|
Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate love . . . and chocolate! We at Barb's Tea Service take both quite seriously and are thrilled to share that the latter can now come with less guilt, according to a recent article in the Huffington Post. Here nine reasons are listed as to why you should eat dark chocolate every day.
|In the classroom waiting to work on our project.|
Among the reasons cited for making dark chocolate part of your daily diet: it reduces stress and makes your brain sharper.
|Making our own chocolate bar to make our brains sharper!|
We at Barb's Tea Service are devoted to the study of chocolate. We have studied at the Chocolate Lab in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
|Went to the head of the class in this course.|
We've also taken classes at Bon Bon Bon, the amazing chocolate company in Hamtramck.
|Delicious bon bons at Bon Bon Bon|
|Bon bon bon are good, good, good for you!|
|With Alex, owner of Bon Bon Bon|
In addition, we have participated in several taste testings with Mindo Chocolate, to create delicious chocolate/tea pairings for our special events.
|Chocolate and tea pairings. Not a bad assignment.|
Devoted students? Yes! Hard work? Well, truth be told, not exactly!
|Dark chocolate with sea salt makes me happy!|
Other benefits of eating dark chocolate, per Huffington Post, include lowering both blood pressure and cholesterol. And, because it contains tryptophan, an amino acid that produces serotonin in the brain, it makes us happy. (I did not need a research study to tell me that one).
Happy Valentine's Day and, remember, giving your loved one dark chocolate is not only a good idea, it's good for them. And, even better, it is sure to make them happy!