10 Reasons Why You Should Eat Chocolate (Dark) During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is not just about morning sickness, food aversions, heart burn and constipation; it also has its perks like yummy food cravings. Did you know that some of your occasional craving for pleasure foods also has preventive and protective benefits? One such edible item is chocolate, which has many benefits when taken in right proportions.

  • Dark chocolates can help pregnant women prevent pre-eclampsia and therefore premature birth of the baby.
  • Chocolate, in general relieves you from stress and it is much required during pregnancy as most mothers-to-be faces emotional stress and anxiety.
  • Cocoa in chocolate contains Theobromine which can aid in maintaining blood pressure by dilating the blood vessels.
  • Chocolate also contains nutrients such as magnesium, iron and other essential minerals to facilitate proper fatty acid metabolism.
  • The flavonoids in chocolate contain antioxidants which can improve immunity, cardiovascular system and fights off cancer.
  • The antioxidant properties of dark chocolate are known to avoid heart diseases.
  • Believe it or not, the dark chocolate with rich cocoa and less sugar can help you manage weight by reducing the cholesterol level in the body.
  • Having chocolate serves the need of glucose in the body, if you can’t hold food in your tummy due to nausea and vomiting.
  • Research says that the babies of expectant mothers who had chocolate during pregnancy were happier.
  • Having chocolates during pregnancy will brighten up your day, if you are a chocolate lover.


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