Easter feels like a bit of a free hit for some of us, we wouldn't usually sit down and east vast
amounts of chocolate but for some reason we see no problem with doing this at
Easter! Whether we like it or not, certain times of the year and holidays come with some
unhealthy food traditions. Being healthy isn't about making yourself miserable, and like
everyone else you should embrace these seasonal urges. What is important however, is that
you aren't going over the top on sugary Easter eggs and all other manner of chocolate
products. If you follow my advice in this blog, then you can enjoy your Easter treats without
having to worry about the repercussions.
First Things First, Let's Talk Chocolate
Chocolate is the food we associate most with this time of year and indeed the food that we
get the most excited for. Chocolate is not inherently bad for you, it all depends on the type
of chocolate you are eating and, of course, the amount!
We all know that dark chocolate is a much healthier alternative to milk chocolate, but not
enough people choose to eat it over its milky alternative, and certainly not enough children!
Good quality dark chocolate is not only delicious, but packed full of goodness too. The
flavanols which can naturally be found in organic dark chocolate, have been proven to have
a positive impact on lowering blood pressure and improving blood flow.
You can buy dark chocolate with some excellent flavours, such as pure peppermint oil,