The next time you reach for a piece of Swiss chocolate, you shouldn’t feel guilty about it. Instead, you should be proud of your sweet tooth, because chocolate is actually good for you. That’s right, despite the belief that eating chocolate could lead to weight gain, you shouldn’t feel bad about indulging once in awhile, as experts have found that chocolate comes with a number of health benefits as well.
Below, we highlight some of the key benefits you can enjoy when you eat chocolate:
Enhanced Heart Health
Chocolate contains flavanols as the main flavonoids and according to research, flavonoids have positive effects that enhance heart health. They help to lower blood pressure and boost blood flow through the heart and brain. Taking swiss chocolate could also contribute to making blood platelets less sticky, which is good as it reduces chances of getting stroke and blood clots.
A study published in the International Journal of Cardiology tested the effects of consuming dark chocolate, and it was revealed that eating flavonoid-rich chocolate improved one’s blood circulation and heart health significantly. Numerous studies have confirmed these same findings, that eating chocolate will contribute to your well-being.
Improved Cognitive Function
Swiss chocolate is among 15 brain foods that help to boost memory and focus. A lot of research has shown acute chronic consumption of flavanol-rich chocolate leads to increased blood flow to the brain, and this has been shown to come with beneficial results that include improvements in cognitive function. According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition in 2009, dark chocolate comes with the ability to boost cognitive function. It concluded that taking foods that are rich in flavonoids, including chocolate, could help to improve the performance of one’s cognitive abilities.
Better Athletic Performance
More research studies have also investigated the effects of taking chocolate to the athletic performance of an individual and it was revealed that due to the fact that chocolate enhances oxygen availability, people could experience an improvement in athletic performance during workout sessions or even sporting activities. It is good for the heart and it is known that one of the things you need to have perfect performance is good heart health. Chocolate will enhance the flow of blood and this means you will be getting enough oxygen supplied to needed areas for metabolic activities and other functions that work to boost your performance.
A Reduction In Stress
Are you stressed out? Turns out that eating Swiss chocolate can bring down your stress levels. Studies have found that eating dark chocolate discourages the production of the stress hormone, and this can significantly help to reduce stress when you consistently consume chocolate over a period of time. A few pieces each day for one to two weeks can help you overcome anxiety and stress and give you the comfort you need to pursue important tasks.
As you can see, chocolate offers you many benefits that you should be taking advantage of: improving heart health, boosting cognitive functions, improving your athletic performance, or managing stress. So what are you waiting for, grab a piece of chocolate, and enjoy the fact that you’re doing it for your health!
Buffalo Wild Wings Brings Back Jammin’ Jalapeño Sauce For A Limited Time
When Buffalo Wild Wings removed Jammin’ Jalapeño sauce from their menu 3 years ago, fans went to extreme lengths to convince them to bring back their favorite wing sauce.
From a Change.org petition (which got nearly 1,500 signatures) to constant postings on social media to Buffalo Wild Wings reminding them that fans across the country desired the sweet heat that mixed jalapeño sauce with hints of tequila and lime, these people were not going to give up without a fight!
Heck, one superfan (@TheBlueWombat50) even tweeted at the brand more than 200 times since 2017 in a desperate plea for Buffalo Wild Wings to bring back Jammin’ Jalapeño.
Turns out, all of that hard work paid off, with Buffalo Wild Wings announcing last week that the glorious sauce would be returning to its restaurants.. but only for a limited time. So if you want to get your Jammin’ Jalapeño fix, you’d better head to BWW before February 17th.
“Since we took it away three years ago, invariably whatever we post on social will have some sort of commentary from fans about bringing back Jammin’ Jalapeño. There’s more passion around our wing sauces than anything else, and we want to show that we listen to our fans,” said Micah Hart, Director of Social Media, Buffalo Wild Wings.
Buffalo Wild Wings also shared this humorous video on Twitter, poking fun at the passionate fans who were unhappy about the removal of Jammin’ Jalapeño:
🚫W̶e̶🚫 YOU brought it back! pic.twitter.com/f8xV1bbK7H
— Buffalo Wild Wings (@BWWings) November 21, 2018
Sadly, Jammin’ Jalapeño won’t be around forever. But luckily, it will be sold in bottles as well, so you can stock up for when it goes away again. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m suddenly in the mood for some wings. 🍗
Pizza Hut Launches New $5 Lineup Menu, Stacked With Pizza And More!
Get excited people, because Pizza Hut just launched their $5 Lineup menu, which features a variety of craveable menu choices (pizzas, wings, pastas, and more) for… you guessed it, just five dollars each, when ordering two or more.
You can choose from a medium one-topping pizza, eight boneless wings, stuffed garlic knots, pasta, a double order of oven-warm breadsticks, a giant Hershey’s chocolate chip cookie, a four-pack of 20oz. beverages, and Pizza Hut’s all-new Cinnabon mini rolls.
“The $5 Lineup gives our customers what they really want, Pizza Hut pizzas for just $5,” said Marianne Radley, Chief Brand Officer, Pizza Hut, U.S. “The ability to get the best tasting pizza made right when you order it for $5 is unrivaled and there’s an incredible variety of food in this Lineup, from wings to indulgent desserts.”
I don’t know about you, but I’ve suddenly got a craving for some pizza.. and a giant chocolate chip cookie, those new Cinnabon mini rolls, and maybe some breadsticks for good measure. All that food for $20, now that’s a solid deal if you ask me.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to go and place an order for some Pizza Hut.. 😋
Starbucks Gets Into The Halloween Spirit With Witch’s Brew Frappuccino
Starbucks is stirring up a new Halloween concoction this year with their spooktacular Witch’s Brew Frappuccino, a mystical purple brew that’s coming soon to an Instagram feed near you, because you know every basic girl will be posting photos of this for all to see.
The charming concoction starts off with orange crème Frappuccino, a purple blend of “toad’s breath” and a swirl of green “bat warts” (made with chia seeds). A topping of vanilla whipped cream and dusting of green “lizard scale” powder finishes the beverage. Strangely enough, the Witch’s Brew Frappuccino doesn’t have any coffee or espresso in it.
“Starbucks loves to celebrate Halloween, and our Frappuccino brings something different to the season each year,” said Jennica Robinson of the Starbucks beverage development team. “We started with Frappula, which was inspired by an old-school horror movie. Last year’s Zombie Frappuccino was like The Walking Dead, a little ghastly. Witch’s Brew is very fun, vibrant, bubbly, the life of the party.”
Participating Starbucks stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico will offer the Witch’s Brew Frappuccino for a limited time while supplies last.
So what do you say, are you going to try the Witch’s Brew for yourself? If so, don’t wait too long, because they’ll be gone before you know it!