ANTIOXIDANTS

Antioxidants have the ability to trap free radicals which can initiate degenerative disease. Antioxidant compounds like the flavonoids found in chocolate scavenge free radicals and inhibit the mechanisms that lead to damage to our cells especially through oxidization. According to studies at UCSF the flavonoids contribute to “increased blood flow, less platelet stickiness and clotting and reduced bad cholesterol.” Another benefit of flavonoid rich chocolate according to results of German research, is smoother and moister skin and less damage under UV exposure.

HIGHEST NATURAL SOURCE OF MAGNESIUM

Magnesium is beneficial for the Cardiovascular System and reduces hypertension. Magnesium deficiency is linked to diabetes and joint problems. Adding magnesium to the diet of pre-menstrual sufferers has proven to increase progesterone levels helping to alleviate mood swings.

MEMORY BOOST

Research has suggested that chocolate may “boost your memory, attention span, reaction time, and problem solving skills” by increasing blood flow to the brain.

MOOD ENHANCER

Chocolate contains small amounts of the chemical phenylethylamine which elevates mood. This chemical is associated with emotions of love and joy and our brain naturally produces it. Chocolate is also shown to increase serotonin, our brains anti-depressant, and endorphins. Endorphins create the euphoria associated with peak physical exertion. The experience at Modern Dwellers Chocolate Lounge blends the finest in chocolates with a contemporary art environment creating joy for all the senses.