There is little in the world as divine as chocolate, unless we consider the almond. What providence it is that these two things compliment each other so readily.
Truer words were never spoken. Chocolate is a delicious substance that has been loved and lauded by every tier of society from the poorest to the richest. Kings have traded for it, and men have killed for it, and even Gods have bowed for it. The almond is equally revered, referred to in the Bible as being “among the best of fruits.” Chocolate With Almonds Day celebrates the coming together of these two substances.
History of Chocolate With Almonds Day
Let us begin exploring its history in alphabetical order, shall we? The almond was spoken highly of in the Bible, and finds its origins in the Middle East. There it has been used as a source of food, medicine, and decoration for time out of mind. They are easily harvested from within the almond fruit, and are now grown extensively in California, and is the subject of the largest managed cultivation in the entire world of agriculture. That’s how important this humble tree nut is.
Chocolate is easily one of the most popular substances to every enter the world. It has been seen as a solution for sorrow and a great compliment for joy, and literally contains the stuff of love, at least chemically. Chocolate is used as a way to demonstrate your love for another and has been used in just about every culinary combination you could imagine. Its diversity is well-loved, as well as its adaptability.
Chocolate With Almonds Day celebrates what happens when these two fantastic ingredients come together into one mind-bendingly delicious whole.
FIVE PROVEN HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHOCOLATE AND ALMONDS
Cocoa lowers blood pressure and LDL cholesterol
Studies confirm that cocoa products help lower blood pressure and reduce total and LDL cholesterol, which aids in preventing heart disease.
Dark chocolate is an antioxidant
Dark chocolate (70–85% cocoa content) is loaded with polyphenols, flavonols, and catechins, all organic, biologically active compounds that serve as antioxidants in the human body.
Almonds are nutrient-dense
Almonds are the most nutrient-dense tree nut — they are an excellent source of protein, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin E, and have no cholesterol.
Almonds are low in saturated fat and cholesterol-free
Reuters Health reported on a study that suggests overweight and obese people who eat almonds and chocolate every day may have lower cholesterol than their counterparts who don’t eat these foods.
Almonds may help us think better and lose weight
Almonds have healthy fats believed to support proper brain function and aid in weight loss by curbing hunger.
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE WITH ALMONDS DAY DATES