Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Surprising Health Benefits from Eating Chocolate

Santa barbara chocolate

It’s no secret that chocolate is a popular treat around the world. The U.S. alone boasts 20.96% of net cocoa imports, making it the world leader in all things chocolate. This is despite the fact that worldwide, consumers eat around 7.2 million metric tons of chocolate every year. Fortunately for chocolate lovers, not only is chocolate tasty and well-loved, it can also have health benefits if you know where to look.
For one, chocolate has a low caffeine content. A single one-ounce bar of milk chocolate only has five to six milligrams of caffeine, which is significantly less than coffee, tea and sodas. The caffeine found in chocolate is all natural, coming from the cocoa bean itself. According to Amano Chocolate, the caffeine protects the bean from being eaten by wildlife. Coffee and certain teas ar (more…)

28 Jun 2016

When Hunger Strikes, Choose Fast Casual

Latin restaurants

We have all been there. We are leaving work or a night out with our friends and hunger hits. We immediately rack our minds of what is near and what sounds good right then. We try to figure out where to eat. We may come up short on options, quickly narrowing down our list. Eventually, we may choose one of the restaurants that are the closet, for sheer convenience, not thoroughly enjoying our meal, wishing we had chosen a different option. The restaurant that you choose probably will depend on your location and on the convenience that the restaurant offers.
Although carry out may be tempting, the restaurants may be closed or you might not be interested in going through the hassle of placing the order, waiting for the food to be cooked, going into the restaurant to pick it up and then waiting, again for the se (more…)

02 Jun 2016