Many of the health benefits of dark chocolate are based around it’santioxidantsvarious ingredients to fight free radicals and minimize the effects of aging. Free radical damage is linked to more than 100 conditions ranging from heart disease and arthritis to dementia and diabetes.

Cardiovascular health benefits of dark chocolate

The protective effects of cocoa on the heart and vascular system are probably its most well-documented topic. Literally hundreds of studies have investigated the health benefits of dark chocolate and the cardiovascular system.

Brain health benefits of dark chocolate

Like the heart and blood vessels, dark chocolate can protect the brain from conditions related to high blood pressure, clots and free radical damage. Chocolate also affects the brain’s function, thereby affecting mental function, cognition and mood. One of the really good health benefits of dark chocolate!

Health benefits of dark chocolate and the effects of diabetes

Both forms of diabetes are conditions that are linked to and exacerbate other major conditions. Numerous studies indicate that dark chocolate has a very favorable effect on blood sugar levels and the symptoms of diabetes. Chocolate for diabetics!

Health benefits of dark chocolate on inflammation

A growing body of research associates chronic inflammation with a number of diseases ranging from heart disease and dementia to gastrointestinal disorders and diabetes. Fortunately, cocoa has been proven to be a powerful anti-inflammatory agent.

Health benefits of dark chocolate and weight control

It’s not secret that obesity is a huge and growing problem in the United States and other developed countries. Fortunately. cocoa appears to possess different properties that can reduce weight gain in the body. It may also have appetite suppressant properties, helping with a chocolate diet.

Oral health benefits of dark chocolate

There has long been a misconception that chocolate contributes to tooth cavities. While it’s probably true that low-grade, refined sugar-laden chocolate certainly can contribute to decay, research suggests that dark chocolate actually helps fight tooth decay.

Elsewhere on this site I go into more detail on each of these health benefits of dark chocolate.


They are excited to announce that they are attending the Eurobean Chocolate Festival to be held in Germany from August 3rd to 5th 2018.

For the very first time since they opened their chocolate retail and chocolate manufacturing doors in April 2017 they will be participating at a chocolate festival.  Mahogany Chocolate and Belize Cacao TradersTheir Chocolate maker Luis Armando Choco, CEO David Sewell and Debra Sewell, their product developer, will be attending and presenting their recently launched specialty chocolate bars “Belizean” and “Brukdown” and their super high quality “Belize Blend” cacao beans produced by the Belize Cacao Traders.

Armando will also be participating at the first ever “Chocolate Makers” event at Zotter Chocolate Factory, organized by The Zotter’s in collaboration with the Eurobean Chocolate Festival.

They are willing to meet while they are in your neighborhood…

The Chocolate Team is very excited to also be visiting future business partners in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Belgium, and Amsterdam shortly after the Festival.

If you are near the chocolate festival or near the locations where their team will be, please feel free to stop by and say hi, get a sample of their rare Belize-Made Chocolate that will hit Europe this summer and find out more about their Artisanal Chocolate and Fine Flavor Organic Cacao business in Belize.

Their Itinerary While in Europe…

August 3rd – 5th 2018

Debra, David and Armando @ Eurobean Chocolate Festival,

August 6th – 9th, 2018

Armando Choco at Chocolate Makers Event, Zotter Schokoladen Manufacktur, Bergl 56, 8333 Riegersburg, Austria

August 6th, – 9th, 2018

Debra and David at Mama Coffee and Coffee Embassy in Prague, CZ

August 10th – 11th 2018

Debra, David and Armando, at Zotter Schokoladen, Riegersburg, Austria

August 13th, 2018

Debra, David and Armando @ Daarnhouwer, Zandam, Amsterdam

August 14th, 2018

Debra, David and Armando @ Belvas Chocolatek, Gheslegien, Belgium,

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