Enjoy Chocolate’s Savory Side for National Milk Chocolate Day

  • By Cielestia Calbay
  • Published Jul. 28, 2011

There are many other ways to enjoy chocolate other than in the form of a cake or candy bar. Check out some of our favorites below!

Written by Cielestia Calbay

Hey, chocoholics! In the mood to reward yourself after a hard workout?

Today just happens to be National Milk Chocolate Day, so what better way to celebrate than to satisfy your sweet tooth with the beloved treat.

Though there aren’t much health benefits from milk chocolate, its darker counterpart reaps many.

In 2008, researchers from the University of Copenhagen discovered dark chocolate’s natural appetite suppressant powers when they gave 16 lucky volunteers either milk or dark chocolate and asked them to keep track of their cravings and how hungry they were over the course of five hours. Nearly three hours later, they were offered pizza and were allowed to eat until they were full. At the end of the experiment, researchers found that those who consumed dark chocolate ate 15 percent less than those who were given milk chocolate.

Other health benefits of chocolate include lower blood pressure, radical-fighting antioxidants, and of course, a good post-workout recovery to refuel muscles.

But there are many other ways to enjoy chocolate other than in the form of a cake or candy bar. Here are our favorites:

FILED UNDER: News / Nutrition / Simple Palate

Cielestia Calbay

Cielestia Calbay

Cielestia Calbay is a contributor to Competitor magazine.

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