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The Wonderful Attributes of Coffee and Dark Chocolate

Updated on October 24, 2017
Coffee and dark chocolate have antioxidants that help fight free radicals that cause cancer
Coffee and dark chocolate have antioxidants that help fight free radicals that cause cancer | Source
Coffee soothes and calms us and helps fight depression
Coffee soothes and calms us and helps fight depression | Source
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Coffee grows on bushes and is very bitter until picked and brewed
Coffee grows on bushes and is very bitter until picked and brewed | Source

Coffee isn't just good, it's good for you

Coffee, the brewed drink from roasting coffee beans; is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. The seeds of the berries are bitter, but once ripe they are picked, processed and dried. The beans are roasted depending on the desired flavor and strength of coffee.

I remain astounded at the world for its overwhelming coffee consumption. This wonderful beverage has such a stimulating effect on our taste buds as well as our general well being! Coffee is actually the most consumed beverage in the world. And why shouldn't it be?

Science has proven the health benefits of coffee consumption. Coffee is a great source of antioxidants. Not only does it give you energy, but can also help you lose weight. Coffee naturally has Riboflavin, which is B12. It has Magnesium and potassium.

People are buying vitamin supplements with the same attributes when coffee has it naturally.

Coffee definitely has stimulating effects on the human body. It also is proven scientifically to drastically improve your moods, memory and lower your risks for Alzheimer's.

It helps you fight depression! That in itself is enough.

We live in a crazy world full of crazy people and hardships that throttle us from every side. It seems after a long day or hard morning at work coffee just makes everything better.

I work in Corporate America and let me tell you, after an eight hour day of non-stop customer interactions, service complaints, research writing and system issues; coffee is the one blessing that calms me down. The smell of fresh coffee percolating does something to calm nerves, soothe our senses and attract our noses.

You may be surprised to find that more people interact over a cup of coffee than anything else. But if you have coffee and chocolate, then you have something divine. Below are the wonderful aspects of chocolate and some health benefits.




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Dark chocolate has nutrient-rich antioxidants
Dark chocolate has nutrient-rich antioxidants | Source
Mmmmmmmm dark chocolate cake
Mmmmmmmm dark chocolate cake | Source

Health benefits of dark chocolate


Dark chocolate is a proven Antioxidant, giving us protection from free radicals that cause cancer

It also lowers inflammation

It improves heart health

It can lower cholesterol

It's a super food that is good for our cognitive function

What is it about a cup of freshly brewed coffee and a piece of dark chocolate that makes us feel better?
What is it about a cup of freshly brewed coffee and a piece of dark chocolate that makes us feel better?

Chocolate benefits

Chocolate is really special. Ask us women and we will tell you. And as a matter of fact, I have only met one woman in my whole life thus far that actually despised chocolate. But she loved coffee, so praises to her anyway!

Chocolate is a raw processed food from the seed of the tropical "Theobroma Cacao" tree. The seeds of the cacao tree have an intense, bitter taste much like coffee does. The chocolate seeds must be fermented to develop flavor.

Chocolate is one of the most popular food types and flavors in the world! And for good reason too! Cocoa solids actually have alkaloids like theobromine and phenethylamine, which have physiological effects on the body. It is linked to serotonin levels in the brain.

And no wonder! Drink a cup of steaming coffee with a piece of chocolate. Voila! What a taste bud masterpiece exploding in your mouth, sending shivers to your brain and causing a full body jerk! Hah. Seriously, it is that good.

Chocolate is romantic. It brings people closer together. Valentine's Day every year proves this theory with the massive sales of chocolate and its consumption!

Actually, some research has found that eating chocolate in moderation can lower blood pressure. And coffee along with that is proven to have stimulating effects on us due to the caffeine content.

Dark chocolate is an antioxidant rich food, which gives us protection from Disease-Causing Free Radicals that cause cancer. I think that's enough for me to enjoy it. Between that and a cup of coffee, I'm covered.

All in all, if you put coffee and chocolate together, you have a little piece of heaven on earth. A small blessing. So go slice that piece of homemade dark chocolate cake oozing with chocolate icing, and pour a cup of steaming coffee.

Take a break. Life is too short to not be able to enjoy this little comfort that has brought so many people together through the centuries. Oh, and save some for me!

© 2012 April Savage

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    • april holland profile imageAUTHOR

      April Savage 

      11 months ago from Florida

      Think of me while you are enjoying that break ha ha!

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 

      11 months ago from the short journey

      Oh yes, coffee and chocolate are a combination worth writing home about. I'm going to take that break right now... :)

    • april holland profile imageAUTHOR

      April Savage 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Mmmm...BecauseILoveYou I would send you some if I could! LOL!!

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      BecauseIloveyou 

      7 years ago from PA USA

      Wish I had some coffee and chocolate. Just imagining the smell through your article. Mmmmh

    • april holland profile imageAUTHOR

      April Savage 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Thank you tammyswallow. My favorite too. I woke up this morning craving coffee and chocolate, then I just had to write this hub. Go figure! lol

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      Tammy 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Two of my most favorite things in one Hub. I love it!!!!

    • april holland profile imageAUTHOR

      April Savage 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Thank you Rtalloni, or...at least ten times daily for us coffee chocaholics!! lol!

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      RTalloni 

      7 years ago from the short journey

      Oh yes, coffee and chocolate are a perfect match! It is a prescription that should be taken at least once a day. :)

    • april holland profile imageAUTHOR

      April Savage 

      7 years ago from Florida

      My whole family are serious coffee drinkers. But we are also chocolate-a-holics! Glad you liked my hub peachpurple.

    • april holland profile imageAUTHOR

      April Savage 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Thanks creativelycc! So true they do go together. I am seriously craving chocolate cake now! Need to make some I guess! Thanks for the wonderful comment.

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      peachy 

      7 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Yes, my in-laws and hubby love coffee very much. I love chocolate not coffee, have gastric pain. Thanks for sharing.

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      Carrie L Cronkite 

      7 years ago from Maine

      Very nice, you've encouraged me to get a cup of coffee with a piece of chocolate cake I made for my husband's birthday. Everything you wrote it true. Coffee and chocolate just make you feel better, physically and mentally. Thank you!

    • april holland profile imageAUTHOR

      April Savage 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Thank you EuroCafeAuLait! Coffee and chocolate are awesome. My husband and make it a point enjoy our coffee together daily!!

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      Anastasia Kingsley 

      7 years ago from Croatia, Europe

      Couldn't agree with you more, April! Just drinking some lovely strong coffee with my husband as I speak, now where is my chocolate. An explosion of flavor really sums it up!

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