MarieBelle chocolate has three parts: Visual pleasure (Art), Luscious Flavor (Food) and Satisfaction (Beauty)
MarieBelle chocolates add a delightful essence of life to the rich history of chocolate and its magical powers.
the history of chocolate is rich.
Long before chocolate bars and long before Columbus discovered the New World, the people of
Mesoamerica started their own love
affair with the cacao bean. The history of chocolate started in the hot, equatorial South and Central American and Amazon regions.
It was considered a divine gift, a source of power, a form of currency, and a health food by the peoples of ancient Mesoamerica
Studies show that eating chocolate, primarily dark chocolate, may contribute to
improved cardiovascular health. Packed with natural antioxidants, dark chocolate
and cocoa sit in the same good-for-you category as green tea and blueberries.
That's because chocolate
comes from cacao beans, which grow on the cacao tree and are full of natural plant nutrients. Most of the studies to date highlight dark chocolate's health values because it has the highest percentage of cocoa solids, therefore more polyphenol antioxidants.
Dark chocolate and cocoa are rich in cell-protecting antioxidants -- natural compounds found in fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts.
Recent studies have shown dark chocolate and cocoa may be good for your
heart. In short-term clinical trials, dark chocolate
has reduced blood pressure, improved blood flow, showed mild anti-clotting effects and may help prevent plaque formation in arteries.
Like any plant-based food, chocolate naturally contains an array of minerals.
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