Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Why Hot Chocolate is So Beneficial For You

No matter where are we from chocolate, especially hot chocolate is one of the best drinks, especially when we are feeling down or when the weather is cold. In fact, Cocoa is one magical ingredient beneficial for our health. It is an elixir that boosts mood by reducing anxiety and stress.

Here is one interesting fact: in 600 B.C. the Mesoamerican civilization used drinkable chocolate for medicine purposes. Then what can cocoa be good for aside from mood booster?

While there are many variations of hot chocolate, mixing with other ingredients, hot chocolate alone is a health booster that you must consider adding into your meal plan. The best part is that can be easily added to many different diets even if you are trying to lose weight.

Benefits of Hot Chocolate

1. Aphrodisiac

Every drink or just plain chocolate made from high quality and organic cocoa has the powder to increase the libido, especially in women.

2.  High in Minerals and Vitamins

Dark cocoa is filled with iron, magnesium, copper, potassium and many other important minerals and vitamins. These protect us from anemia, heart problems and type 2 diabetes.

3. Protects our Skin

Your hot chocolate is filled with flavonoids that increase the hydration of our skin. These also absorb the UV light that is harmful to us and it protects from cancer and is recommended for safe sunning.

4. Strengthens Teeth

Tannis, found in coca has oxalic acid. This is important because it lowers the acid production and this reduces the growth of plaque. This prevents decay of the teeth but of course if you continue with daily dental hygiene. Plus it contains theobromine, which helps with preventing discoloration and hardens enamel.

5. Weight management

Yes, really! Hot chocolate helps you lose and maintain weight! How? If you have hot chocolate 20 minutes before or 5 minutes after your meal it will reduce your appetite by even 50%. The key is moderation. Drinking hot chocolate it decreases appetite because it prevents spikes the insulin levels and this keeps the body’s ability to burn fat going strong.

6. Uplifting

This tasty beverage helps fight depression, anxiety, and stress. Here serotonin plays an important role because it is an anti-depressant. It triggers the creation of endorphins and this increases the feeling of pleasure. In addition, the high levels of antioxidants are amazing because it calms down the stress hormones. While dark chocolate alone has these benefits hot chocolate increases those. The reason here is the heat. It releases more antioxidants.

Choosing health-boosting ingredients for your hot chocolate

Alone hot chocolate is healthy for our overall health. However, if we add even just one ingredient we can get even stronger elixir. So, here are a few hot chocolate variations that you must consider trying:


Adding cinnamon not only will give a wonderfully unique flavor to the cocoa, but it also helps fight cold and it makes the perfect drink for winter. It lowers blood pressure, lowers the chance to heart disease and it is rich in antioxidants. The high antioxidants levels even outrank the “superfoods” like oregano and garlic.


Peppermint is the hybrid of spearmint in watermint and it is known for its benefits for fighting flu, cold, headaches, nausea, and IBS – irritable bowel syndrome.


Tahini is a paste made from sesame seed, a butter. This will give the hot chocolate a creamy texture and makes it even more delicious. On the other side, it is rich in omega-3

So, have a glass of hot chocolate with a good selection of Cocoa and feel the difference. You will instantly feel more energetic, happier and in the long run, you will be healthier. Now you have the best excuse to drink hot cocoa every single day.

Subscribe our Youtube Channel

Leave your vote

0 Points
Maja Bilbilovska
Maja Bilbilovska
I have been working as a freelance writer for 7 years now and it is the best job ever. Why? Because I have the chance to help and inform people through words, writing self-help books, articles, blogs, etc. Practical, professional, productive, original, understanding and hard-working personality is what creates my unique and interesting work. Writing is my passion and there is nothing else in the world that can overpower it.


Papaya is not only delicious but also has 10 great health benefits

As a popular and inexpensive fruit, papaya is rich in healthy nutrients.Here are the great benefits that you get...

Best Hot Dog Brands in the US (Ranked by consumers)

 In 2021, Americans spent more than $7.5 Billion on hot dogs and sausages in U.S. Supermarkets. And thankfully, the...

The Top 10 USA Neighborhoods That Any Foodie Will Love

If you love food and you’re planning a trip to the USA, then you’ll definitely want to consider visiting...
- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.