If you thought losing weight would mean giving up all your indulgences, look no further than dark chocolate 💖😍 A study at Louisiana State University found that gut microbes in our stomach ferment chocolate and boost our body’s production of gut-healthy polyphenolic compounds, including butyrate, a fatty acid that encourages the body to burn fat as fuel and turns off genes linked to inflammation.
Make sure you go with chocolate that has a cocoa content of 70 percent or above - these have the highest concentrations of antioxidant polyphenols.
Of course, consume dark chocolate in moderation! However, it is a great pick me up snack! ☺️ #2019