Reduce Your Stress! Eat a Belgian Chocolate Brownie!

Unavoidable and at many times unbearable, stress affects us all. Whether you're worrying about work, school, relationships, money, or a combination of things, stress not only burdens you emotionally, but can be the cause of many health issues as well. It occurs when there is an imbalance between the demands made on us and our ability to cope with those demands. A little stress may not be harmful, in some ways it can also be good. I find that a little stress helps me to be more productive, but too much can cause emotional and physical damage. Some negative health effects include aches and pains, dizziness, nausea, chest pains, and frequent colds.  If you're stressed then you are obviously already dealing with a lot and now you have to worry about your health as well? 

Luckily there are different things you can do to manage your stress, and with April being Stress Awareness Month, there is a lot of literature out there about coping with it. Of course, the one that stood out to me the most was eating chocolate. Chocolate? Yes, chocolate! Studies show that eating about an ounce of dark chocolate a day for two weeks reduces the levels of stress hormones in the body. Luckily, our fudgy chocolate brownies at Fairytale Brownies are baked with Belgian dark chocolate - 100% dark cocoa. There are other health benefits to eating chocolate as well! My colleague Alyssa talks more about it in her blog: Three reasons to eat a Fairytale Brownies dark chocolate treat every day.

Been feeling overwhelmed lately and are worried about your stress levels, then this month is a good time to do a little research on the matter and of course a great reason to eat more chocolate! Visit us at brownies.com and send brownies to yourself! After all, it is healthy to take time to unwind. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a delicious Belgian chocolate brownie!

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