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#BaptistHealthy Easy Eats: How to Eat Chocolate Mindfully

Chocolate is one of the world’s most favorite flavors and humans have been consuming the delectable confection since 1900 BC. Most of us do not need a special day to consume a piece of chocolate. But on Sunday, September 13, International Chocolate Day, we urge you to eat a piece and learn to eat it mindfully.

Eating mindfully is a practice that can help people enjoy food more, while avoiding overeating. They say that the first bite is the best one, so why not make it memorable by putting mindful eating into practice.

Health Benefits of Eating Chocolate

How to Eat Chocolate Mindfully

Happy International Chocolate Day.  Enjoy.

Meet the Author

Carla Duenas is a registered dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator and Care Specialist (CDCES) with Community Health [1] at Baptist Health South Florida. A passionate promoter of wellness and prevention, and nutrition’s role in managing chronic diseases, Ms. Duenas’ expert tips and advice have been featured in print and broadcast media, including Miami Herald, CNN, CNN en Español, NBC and Univision. She has consulted with the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade to help local restaurants offer healthy meals. Ms. Duenas is also an avid endurance athlete, competing regularly in races and marathons.