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Updated January 20th, 2024 at 14:32 IST

Why Hot Chocolate Should Be A Part Of Your Daily Diet In Winter

From enhancing skin health to boosting immunity, here is why you should consume hot chocolate on a regular basis.

Reported by: Republic Lifestyle Desk
Why Hot Chocolate Should Be A Part Of Your Daily Diet In Winter
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Most people associate a cup of hot chocolate only with pleasure, to satiate taste buds. But this satisfying beverage is also accompanied by multiple health benefits. If you have not included it in your winter diet already, then please do. 

Here are a few reasons for making hot chocolate a part of your regular winter diet. 

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Rich in antioxidants 

When made with quality cocoa and milk, hot chocolate contains a ton of nutrients and antioxidants. These antioxidants are known as flavonoids, which contribute to heart health and might have anti-inflammatory properties.

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Enhances bone health 

Hot chocolate which is made using milk is a good source of calcium. It is essential for maintaining strong and healthy bones. Proper calcium intake also prevents diseases like osteoporosis. Also, incorporating hot chocolate into your winter routine can contribute to your overall calcium intake.

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Helps in weight management

The best part of drinking this beverage is that it can contribute to the feeling of fullness, which potentially aids in weight management and also reduces calorie intake. 

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Strengthens immunity

The antioxidants and nutrients present in cocoa, which is the key ingredient of hot chocolate, helps in strengthening the immune system. 

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Improves skin health 

The flavonoids in hot chocolate contributes to a healthy skin by protecting it against UV damage, improving skin hydration. It also enhances complexion.

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Published January 20th, 2024 at 14:32 IST

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