Chocolates are totally fine to consume during pregnancy once in a while. When choosing the kind of chocolate that you want to satisfy your cravings, always try to go for DARK CHOCOLATES
Dark chocolates have several benefits when consumed moderately during pregnancy.
They are a good source of flavonoids (antioxidants) that help boost immunity and also improve heart health.
They help improve your mood and reduce stress by enhancing the happy hormones (endorphin and serotonin) in the body.
They help control blood pressure which in turn lowers the risk of pre-eclampsia during pregnancy.
The magnesium and iron content in dark chocolate helps improve the haemoglobin levels as well as boost the fatty acid metabolism in the body.
They are also known to support fetal growth and development and support the nervous system.
Theobromine present in dark chocolates helps reduce muscle tension and also helps blood vessel dilation which improves the blood flow in the body as well as the blood flow to the growing fetus.
Lastly, dark chocolates are low in sugar and fats as compared to other chocolate, hence they do not spike your blood sugar nor lead to excess weight gain.