For the Love of Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the most popular sweets in America. I really like chocolate and I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like chocolate.  That is, not until I met my husband.  He does not like chocolate.  He likes nothing that is chocolate–no chocolate ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, not even chocolate cake.

Do you have a favorite chocolate?  There’s white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate with raspberry, chocolate with nuts, and just an array of flavors and combinations of chocolate treats.  One chocolate we can indulge in guilt free is dark chocolate. Because it is said dark chocolate offers health benefits.

Dark chocolate actually taste very good in my opinion.  I’m guessing, because it taste good and has health benefits it’s a win win.  Some of those health benefits are:  1) It’s nutritious; 2) Could improve brain functions; 3)  Has powerful source of antioxidants; 4) May improve blood flow and lower blood pressure; 5) Raises HDL and protects LDL from oxidation; 6) May reduce heart disease risk; and 7) May protect your skin from the sun.  These are benefits we could all use.  So feel free to eat up on chocolate, dark chocolate specifically.  Of course, I’m one to say, all things in moderation.

Basket filled with Chocolate

Author: Alfreda

The ideal to design gift baskets came to me when I started using some fabulous spa products. I thought it would be great to create beautiful gift baskets as gifts for someone to give to the special woman in their life--sweetheart, mother, sister, grandmother. You name it. A gift basket is a gift that fits all. It can be tailored as a gift for a man or woman, a new born baby or a teenager. Designs by Alfreda designs gift baskets that are pleasing to the eye and is filled with products that are fabulous. With a flair for color, the baskets are created with a wow factor. We have been doing baskets for sometime and aim to please customers. We want you to be pleased with your purchase.