Villain or Good Guy? Discover the biggest myths about chocolate.

Villain or Good Guy?  Discover the biggest myths about chocolate.

Villain or Good Guy?  Discover the biggest myths about chocolate.
Food Styling: Danielle Noce
Photography: Paulo Cuenca
THE chocolate does it really cause pimple? Chocolate fattening? At chocolate calories are they really empty? The chocolate poor has already suffered so much “bullying” that no one else knows what it is truth and what is not in relation to it.
The answers to these and other questions, I’ll tell you! But I’m going ahead: less badly that science evolves super fast and the researchers do not rest. Thanks to this, many myths built around our great passion are falling to the ground.
Here are some of the myths:
Chocolate is an aphrodisiac
Since the time of Aztecs, it is believed that chocolate is aphrodisiac. In fact, this remains a popular belief. However, several studies have already shown that the sweet has no physical influence when it’s about “Warm up the weather”.
It is worth mentioning that eating chocolate frees serotonin, a substance that causes a feeling of well-being. Maybe that’s why the confusion… Anyway, that doesn’t mean that delicious chocolate fondue should be excluded from Romantic dinner. If you still need an excuse, as far as I know, the Strawberry yes it is aphrodisiac!
Villain or Good Guy?  Discover the biggest myths about chocolate.

Chocolate causes acne
Well, maybe the cocoa don’t have much to do with the pimples rising on your face after Easter. Although either study defends a link between the two, most of them contradict the popular belief and blames acne on hormonal imbalance and excessive sugar consumption.
Villain or Good Guy?  Discover the biggest myths about chocolate.
Food Styling: Danielle Noce
Photography: Paulo Cuenca
Chocolate is rich in caffeine
That slice of Chocolate Cake after dinner won’t you let him sleep? Maybe it’s time to look for another excuse for your insomnia! The amount of caffeine in 40g of chocolate it is only 6 mg. Meanwhile, a Cup of coffee may contain up to 800 times more caffeine, ie 135 mg. That way, chocolate shouldn’t affect your sleep.
Villain or Good Guy?  Discover the biggest myths about chocolate.
Food Styling: Danielle Noce
Photography: Paulo Cuenca
Diabetics should eliminate chocolate consumption completely
Good news! Chocolate has low Sugar level, that is, it can be consumed in moderation by those suffering from diabetes. Mainly options with less sugar, those that have 70% or even more cocoa. However, health is not a joke! In cases like these, it is important to consult the doctor before making any changes to the food.
Villain or Good Guy?  Discover the biggest myths about chocolate.
Photography: Paulo Cuenca
Source: Martha Stewart
Fattening Chocolate
Everything good is fattening, isn’t it? Not necessarily. Consume a very large amount of any food and not practice physical exercise will make you go up in weight, of course. However, chocolate can be part of a healthy and balanced diet.
In fact, there are studies who claim that chocolate can even lose weight. When consuming small quantities, the metabolism keeps going faster, helping to fight fat!
And there’s more: bitter version of our friend helps in the production of a hormone called leptin that makes us feel more satiated, and consequently, eat less.
Villain or Good Guy?  Discover the biggest myths about chocolate.
Food Styling: Danielle Noce
Photography: Paulo Cuenca
Chocolate causes cavities
I’m sorry dentists, but there is no evidence that chocolate causes cavities. In fact, some studies claim that the sugar present in chocolate stays less in teeth than other people’s sugar sweets.
It is also worth mentioning that cocoa is rich in phosphate, calcium and protein, substances that contribute to the health of teeth. Just remember to brush your teeth after eating, okay ?!
Villain or Good Guy?  Discover the biggest myths about chocolate.
Food Styling: Danielle Noce
Photography: Paulo Cuenca
The calories in chocolate are empty
Chocolate is much more than a beautiful little body and a yummy taste. It does have a lot of content! Chocolate is a source of iron, magnesium, copper and zinc.
And to top it off, our friend also offers phosphate, calcium and protein. Remembering that bitter versions, those with higher cocoa content, are more nutritious!
Villain or Good Guy?  Discover the biggest myths about chocolate.

Food Styling: Danielle Noce
Photography: Paulo Cuenca
Poor chocolate … So long suffering injustice! Good thing these myths are already being disproved. Speaking of which, do you know any other myth about chocolate?
Larissa Piazzi

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