Chocolate baby, happy baby

We need no reason for eating chocolates. We can have it day and night without any reason. Then what, if we get a reason for eating them! Yes, we get free of guilt of eating so many calories. Here I have some reasons why pregnant women must have chocolates during pregnancy.

1. Dark chocolate make not be as sweet as milk chocolates, but it has benefits bigger than any other chocolate. These are rich in theobromine, a chemical that stimulates the heart, relaxes smooth muscles and dilates blood vessels.

2. Dark chocolate can help in preventing pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia is one major reason among many for premature child birth and claiming the lives of many babies. This is often characterized by high blood pressure, which can lead to convulsions. It can cause damage in the liver and can cause the kidneys to fail from functioning in some cases.

3. Phenyl ethylamine, a chemical present in chocolate that passes from mother to child in the womb. Studies report that women who snack chocolates during pregnancy have a happier and livelier baby. The babies also respond well to new situations.

4. Chocolates are rich in flavonoids that contain potent antioxidants. Flavonoids increase immunity in pregnant women and can also fight certain cancers and aid in the cardiovascular system.

5. Chocolate has iron, magnesium and other nutritional contents. Magnesium helps with fatty acid metabolism.

6. Antioxidants in chocolate prevent heart disease in pregnant woman. The higher quality and the darker the chocolate is, the better it is for pregnant women.

7. Dark chocolate, when consumed moderately, can help pregnant women by reducing cholesterol. It can also help in managing weight.

8. Mood swings are common in pregnancy and chocolates have been known to improve mood and for being comforting.

9. Serotonin in chocolate is an antidepressant.

10. It has oleic acid, the same monosaturated fat that is found in olive oil. It is good for pregnant women.

11. Eating 30 grams of iron-rich dark chocolate daily equals a reduced risk of iron deficiency.

There seems to be a great many reasons why pregnant woman should consume chocolate. They improve a pregnant woman’s condition by preventing certain complications. Although chocolates have many benefits, yet you should never forget the saying “excess of anything is bad.” A lot of chocolate can shoot your weight through the sky. If you are diabetic, chocolates can be harmful. So it is advisable to take chocolates at doctor’s advice and should be snacked occasionally, not on a regular basis. Otherwise, you might end up getting addicted to chocolates and your sweet tooth, which isn’t really the good news, especially when you will look yourself over weighing machine. You just might not like what those chocolate cravings have done to the digits on the weigh scale.

But all said and done, chocolates are chocolates, especially when it is the dark one. Now that sending chocolates by post is easier, make a soon to be mother happy by sending her dark chocolates.


Author’s bio: She is a world renowned chef who specializes in baking and confectionary. Having several years of experience in this field, she contributes interesting articles to the website and many others.

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