Chocolate lovers rejoice, today is just-for-you-day! Prepare to enjoy National Chocolate Day 2011, a day to celebrate all things chocolate, as if you really needed a reason to do so!
Here is something people may not have known, chocolate is derived from a vegetable. Yes, it's a vegetable! It comes from the Cacao tree found mainly in rain forests. See, what a great excuse to consume some extra chocolate today. You have to eat your veggies!
There are actually many benefits of eating chocolate.
Studies have shown over the years that eating chocolate may lower your blood pressure, be good for your heart and improve your LDL which is the bad cholesterol in your blood.
The secret? Cocoa.
Eating chocolate with over 60 percent real cocoa in it is the best type of chocolate you can consume. That's good news for chocolate lovers everywhere, a sweet treat that's good for you!
So take a moment to enjoy a nice piece of chocolate, you have a legitimate excuse to do so today. After all, it is National Chocolate Day 2011!