Life360 Inc.


The Health Benefits of Chocolate During Pregnancy (Yay!)

Good news, chocolate lovers! According to a study from Yale University, snacking on chocolate regularly during pregnancy can help prevent potentially fatal complications from premature births. Women who reported eating more than three servings of chocolate a week had a 50% reduction in the chance of pre-eclampsia.

It’s thought that theobromine, the chemical in cocoa that taste bitter, helps dilate blood vessels and keeps blood pressure steady. Still, there is some criticism of the study, like whether or not the effects are confined to dark chocolate (do milk and white chocolate provide the same benefits?). But hey, I’m willing to believe anything that encourages more guilt-free chocolate eating.

How much chocolate did you eat while pregnant?

From the Daily Mail.

21 Responses to “The Health Benefits of Chocolate During Pregnancy (Yay!)”

  1. Tricia Stokes

    There are so many health benefits from eating chocolate, but definately dark, raw (meaning the cacoa butter hasnt been ruined) and organic. There have been reports of chocolate being contaminated by lead.
    I was interested in this post, because chocolate is one of the highest food sources of magnesium, and of course this is crucial for relaxing muscles and lowering blood pressure and of course a developing baby uses a lot of magnesium.
    Studies show low magnesium levels to be epedemic, but mostly undiagnosed.
    The list of studies showing the health benefits of eating a small amount of dark chocolate are growing rapidly, but of course one must be very careful about the quality of the chocolate, which means raw organic and dark.
    Here’s to a little bit of chocolate every day.. pregnant or not. Cheers!!

  2. Cal Orey

    I note this info in my book The Healing Powers of Chocolate (Kensington, 2011) by Cal Orey. Plus, dozens of home cures to the brands of the best chocolate to eat…

  3. Kathy Howe

    I wish it were milk chocolate that was found to be beneficial for health….but dark chocolate is better than no chocolate!
    Women are especially careful about what they eat while pregnant so this is good news!

  4. snow0016

    I've heard about health benefits of chocolates too!

    One of the studies showed that "people who ate the most chocolate (at least one bar per week) reduced their risk of having a heart attack by 27 per cent. The risk of suffering a stroke was cut by as much as 48 per cent. "

    This was attributed to the compound called flavonols. This flavonol is said to help reduce blood pressure. This is found can be found in cocoa beans so the researcher concluded that dark chocolates exhibits the greatest effects.

  5. Stew

    Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive learn anything like this before. So nice to search out anyone with some authentic thoughts on this subject. realy thank you for starting this up. this web site is one thing that is wanted on the web, someone with a little originality. helpful job for bringing something new to the internet!

  6. caneta espiã

    Excellent post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed! Very helpful info specially the last part 🙂 I care for such info much. I was looking for this certain info for a very long time. Thank you and good luck.

  7. Nathanael Schimmel

    Excellent blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely overwhelmed .. Any ideas? Thank you!

  8. Pkw Reifen

    I once traveled with one of my family made??. It was beautiful. We wanted to relax a little bit, because we all work very much. My mother was very happy that we finally go somewhere. My daughter has jumped into the air. It has been happy. We like it when we travel somewhere together can, because there is always something happening. This time we have seen how the men in a parking lot, car tires had to unpack on a car. Strangely, we have again made ??the move. At that moment, all passenger cars tires were everywhere. The consolidation of the trailer was a bit broken and too weak for that. All passenger car tires were thrown apart. Although the’ve all seen them, nobody helped, although that was in the center of town, where most cars drive. My husband has stopped quickly in order to help the men. It was very nice, I think. With the help of my husband, everything went faster than without him. The workers were very grateful that he helped in the collection of passenger car tires. I hope they will do anything that they go happily to the target.

  9. Larisa Kotnik

    Some genuinely fantastic blog posts on this web site , thankyou for contribution. Just wanna comment on few general things, The website design and style is perfect, the content material is rattling good : D.

  10. Daren Neehouse

    Hi there would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re utilizing? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different web browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most. Can you recommend a good internet hosting provider at a honest price? Thanks, I appreciate it!

  11. Chrystal Siers

    Howdy! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could find a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having problems finding one? Thanks a lot!

  12. grip

    Thanks for giving your ideas with this blog. Likewise, a fairy tale regarding the banks intentions if talking about property foreclosure is that the traditional bank will not take my installments. There is a specific amount of time which the bank can take payments from time to time. If you are far too deep within the hole, they will commonly require that you pay the particular payment 100 %. However, that doesn’t mean that they will have any sort of installments at all. Should you and the loan company can have the ability to work one thing out, your foreclosure course of action may halt. However, in case you continue to miss out on payments within the new approach, the property foreclosures process can pick up exactly where it was left off.

  13. universal ac adapter

    Thanks for revealing your ideas listed here. The other issue is that any time a problem takes place with a computer system motherboard, people should not have some risk associated with repairing the item themselves because if it is not done properly it can lead to permanent damage to the whole laptop. It’s usually safe just to approach any dealer of the laptop for the repair of its motherboard. They’ve got technicians who may have an know-how in dealing with pc motherboard difficulties and can make the right analysis and execute repairs.

  14. power supply input

    I have really learned some new things as a result of your website. One other thing I would really like to say is the fact newer personal computer operating systems are likely to allow a lot more memory to get used, but they as well demand more ram simply to perform. If your computer cannot handle much more memory as well as newest software package requires that memory increase, it may be the time to buy a new Computer. Thanks

  15. Gokkasten

    Hello there, You have performed a great job. I’ll definitely digg it and individually recommend to my friends. I’m confident they’ll be benefited from this site.

  16. Mary Smith

    hi there…is hard to belive this….chocolate have disadvantage over the nervous system….specially during pregnancy, it affects baby

  17. Cathlene

    First, I did not believe on this thought but when the time comes my friend was pregnant, she tried and definitely you’re right. Thank you for these great ideas you have shared to us. Now, I must know that eating chocolate is free even though when we are pregnant.
    PMP Dallas

  18. katherinewright

    Come on! Glad to know some of your ideas in here. Actually, my friend was so conscious of eating chocolates since she’s pregnant. I will tell this good news to her. Thank you! online pmp exam prep


Leave a Reply

  • (will not be published)