Believe it or not, indulging in wine and chocolate may have its benefits! Aside from being the perfect way to spend a night in, certain ingredients are believed to aid both our physical and mental well being.
Found in both of these delicious treats is resveratrol. Resveratrol is a compound that acts similar to an antioxidant in the human body and are used by plants to fight off bacteria… weird but it’s true! The compound also reportedly has the potential to treat acne, prevent cancer and boost cardiovascular health by making clots harder to form- as well as increasing the level of Omega 3 in red blood cells. These all sound like pretty amazing benefits to us!
Red wine can also benefit bone health as it is high in silicon, which increases the density of our bones and therefore reduces the chance of osteoporosis. Paired with a sneaky snack of dark chocolate, this has the potential to aid heart health as it contains cocoa flavanols, which are often referred to as a ‘super nutrient’. Flavanol can improve blood flow to the brain and heart as well as lowering blood pressure. Dark chocolate has been found to stop white blood cells sticking to the walls of blood vessels and help restore flexibility of arteries.
While chocolate is busy helping our internal processes, it is simultaneously improving our mental well being. Chocolate has the ability to put us in a better mood (especially us here at a chocolate obsessed office!) Not only does it taste good but it stimulates the production of endorphins which naturally give us the feeling of pleasure. Chocolate also contains serotonin, which is well known to act as an anti-depressant, stimulant properties such as theobromine and caffeine also help give us a boost!
With all of that in mind… it is time to start indulging! Why not spoil yourself with our Dark Chocolate Dream bouquet… for the health benefits of course!
Or you could try our Penfolds Red bouquet! Also, of course definitely for the red wine benefits!