What is the best time to eat chocolate is the next query we answer in this article after we’ve received enough emails when we posted the period-supportive foods guide – it had dark chocolate included, making girls think when should they consume chocolates.
Before we start, we would like to ask you what do you think is the best time to be eating chocolates? Let us know in the comments’ section – we would love to know what you think.
That said, let’s get started with answering when one should eat chocolates.
What is the best time to eat chocolate?
To answer this, we must understand when and with what chocolates help you – for instance, eating chocolate during periods makes sense because it can ease up cramps and make you feel better.
Following are the times you can eat chocolates for better experience and overall health:
1 – Before a workout:
Yes, you read it right – one of the best times to be eating chocolates is before a workout.
This allows your body to burn more calories while also indulge your sweet tooth.
If, however, you eat chocolate after a workout, your chances to get back the lost nutrients due to exercising is way less.
2 – During periods:
During periods, you become depressed and irritated easily, making your mood off and becoming sad.
This is where chocolate comes in play; eating dark chocolate during periods can help you feel better, thanks to its ability to regulate serotonin.
3 – When you have high blood pressure:
Many people believe that eating chocolate (dark chocolate) has links with stable blood pressure level.
This is because the flavanols found in dark chocolate stimulate endothelium to produce nitric oxide.
Nitric oxide sends signals to the arteries to cool down (relax) thus lowering high blood pressure.
However, one study doesn’t back this claim.
4 – When your blood flow is weak:
Another best time to be eating chocolate is when your blood flow isn’t normal, or weak.
To improve the blood flow, again, the production of nitric acid due to eating chocolate plays the role.
5 – When you want to improve your mental health:
Also, if you want to improve your mental health, eating chocolate is the answer.
What happens when you consume chocolate is that the blood flow to your brain is increased (improved) therefore brain functioning better and becoming healthier.
This is best for older people as their brain functioning is weaker than the young ones – but young people can get the same benefits.
On top of that, the improved blood flow to your brain also has links with your verbal fluency. Perfect, no?
Eating chocolate based on meals:
After getting done with when one should eat chocolate, let’s look at it from a different angle; let’s see when you should consume chocolates based on your meals.
1 – Breakfast:
It is perfect to be eating chocolate during breakfast as it allows your brain to refresh and work properly throughout the day.
2 – Lunch:
There is an exception to be eating chocolates during lunch as well (or throughout the day – except at night) to make you feel better and your mood good.
3 – Dinner:
Dinner, however, is not the perfect time to be eating chocolate – this is because the caffeine found in chocolates (even though it’s lesser than coffee) can keep you up late at night, causing sleeplessness.
If you want to sleep well, you must not be eating foods that cause sleeplessness before bed, and chocolate is one of them.
This is all there is to answer what the best time to eat chocolate is.
But, where is the time in here you may ask – it’s because there is no exact time; “3:30 PM is when you eat chocolate”, is not real and correct.
That ends this query here.
However, it is advised to be eating chocolates in limits – it’s not a food you should bulk on – you must eat chocolate as little as possible to be healthier.
Not only can eating chocolates leave you addicted to it but also cause you to be the victim of obesity if you eat lots of them – that’s because of sugars found in chocolates and the content of caffeine in them.
Disclaimer: Falling for chocolates and be addicted is easier because 30g of chocolates can be eaten in as less as 20 seconds, making you crave more of them – this is not healthy and can leave you obese. The author of this article will not be responsible for any kind of loss, injury or death that may result as a consequence of under-consumption or over-consumption of this arguably addictive substance called chocolate.
A. There is no time in the clock that tells you when one should eat chocolates.
B. Eating chocolate in your breakfast is good.
C. Chocolate can also be eaten in lunch.
D. Dinner is not the correct time to be eating chocolate, or you will struggle to fall asleep.
E. You can eat chocolates when you want to improve your mental health.
F. Chocolates can be eaten during periods to boost mood.
G. If your blood flow is weak, you can eat chocolates to improve it.
H. Another best time to eat chocolate is before workout, to burn more calories.
I. Chocolates can also be eaten when your blood pressure is high, to lower it.
J. You must consume chocolate in limits, or you can leave yourself obese and addicted to it.
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