Tuesday, July 4, 2017

7th July Chocolate Day

There are several times a year to celebrate with chocolate, but it is a while since Easter and still some time till Christmas or Valentine's Day so it is timely to have a Chocolate Day in the middle of the year, especially when it is cold here in the Southern Hemisphere.

Latest reports suggest that regular intake of chocolate and cocoa could be beneficial for cognitive functioning over time, thereby staving off degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.  People who ate chocolate every day were found to have better attention spans, working memory, ability to process speed and verbal fluency, but it should be dark chocolate to avoid health problems associated with high sugar intake.

The most popular book about chocolate is probably Charlie and the Chocolate  Factory by Roald Dahl, but there are many other wonderful novels which allow fans to read more about the wonders of chocolate. The books below are ideal for reading at times other than Easter and when you are feeling like some chocolate.

1 comment:

  1. Of course we need a post about chocolate! One book I long to find again is a little non fiction book that had a jacket like a chocolate bar. I do not know the title. It was set out in a simple way but went through the history of chocolate and also contained (if my memory serves) recipes. Once again you have books here I have not seen. Perhaps we need a Chocolate book Pinterest?