Thursday, March 28, 2013

EASTER BUNNIES

Virtuous or Vice?








Images courtesy of www.fashionising.com

So my question above about Easter bunnies was: are they virtuous or vices? Okay, I know I know it depends on the bunny I am referring to; well for the purpose of this post, despite the ‘fashion-easter’ photography above depicting the bunny ear trend that once graced the catwalks and glossies, I am referring to chocolate Easter bunnies. Yum!


 I used to get quite a few of these, and Easter eggs, at this time of year when I was a kid and thought nothing of munching my way through the whole cavity-causing chocolate treat, but of course since qualifying as a Nutritionist, I tend to avoid too many of these treats and instead look out for indulgent foods that have some health attributes as well. Chocolate is one such food, that is often classified as a vice, but can actually be virtuous! Okay, let be more specific and elucidate further.

I don’t recommend just any type of chocolate; there is a particular type of chocolate that research has shown confers some health benefits: dark chocolate. Yes compared to milk chocolate, dark chocolate often has less sugar, less added fat and more cocoa solids – more cocoa means more flavonoids (antioxidants that protect our body’s cells from damage) and a higher nutritional value!

Cocoa powder is associated with decreased blood pressure and improved cholesterol levels and also contains some important nutrients/minerals. For this reason I suggest that if you are going to indulge in chocolate bunnies or eggs this Easter (or any chocolate anytime really) try to opt for dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa so that you get some additional health benefits too. The Green & Blacks brand springs to mind!


A word of warning: one ounce of dark chocolate has approximtely 170 calories, nearly equivalent to a fatty, sugary Cadburys Crème Egg, so this isn't a licence to overindulge on dark chocolate, I’m merely suggesting that if you have to eat chocolate, try to opt for the healthier version!

What’s your favourite chocolate, at Easter or any other time?

HAPPY EASTER Y'ALL!

Later x

18 comments:

  1. Ahhh. Some are going to love you!

    Funny enough chocolate is not one of my temptations but can't say no to a crisp!!

    Wishing you a happy Easter sweetie! Sending you a virtual egg xx

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    1. Yeah I'm more of a sweet than a savoury person. Thanks for the egg. I'm sending you some Kettle Chips & Pringles xx

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  2. Chocolate is one of my bad craving, but I prefer the most time dark chocolate
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    I wish you a happy Eastern.

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  3. Happy Ester hun! Lovely images (as always)..

    chocolate in any shape is one of the thing that I can't live without! unnecessary to say that this holiday is NOT good for shape, But it's excellent for the soul!


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  4. Love your sexy Easter Bunnies ! My favorite chocolate is after eight but I avoid it.

    xxx
    Nina
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  5. Lovely pics...I love Natalia...

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  6. Happy Easter to you too!!!
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  7. sweet pictures <333, its a pity i am not a fan of chocolates people find this weird but that's just me.
    happy Easter dearie.
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  8. hot pictures!
    wish you a rocking easter!
    Kisses from Miami,
    borka
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  9. Cute bunny fashion! Sexy and lovely.
    But I love the chocolate bunnies more! Yum sweets! :)

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  10. Happy Easter to u too!
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  11. I love Easter, I eat chocolates like there's no tomorrow lol xx

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  12. Liking the inspiration! Happy Easter!

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  13. My mom is obsessed with dark chocolate, me... Not so much.:) But I know it's healthier for your teeth and everything else that you pointed out so I'm trying to get used to it. But truth be told, it can't compare to a nice bar of milk chocolate with a cream or caramel filling.:)

    P.S.: Thanks - now I want huge bunny ears like Jessica Stam has on in the 5th photo.:D

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    1. To answer your question: I just don't like gold on me, I don't like the color, that yellow shine just doesn't do it for me. I don't mind it on other people though.:) I just prefer silver for me...

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  14. Happy Easter babes!!!
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  15. Nice post!

    xx

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