Next time you eat a piece of chocolate, you may not have to feel overly guilty about it. Despite its bad reputation for causing weight gain, there are a number of health benefits associated with this delicious treat. Some of those benefits of chocolate include:
- Chocolate may lower cholesterol levels
- Chocolate may prevent memory decline
- Chocolate may reduce heart disease risk
- Chocolate may prevent stroke
If you live in an apartment in Roanoke, VA you can experience the benefits of chocolate at the Chocolate Sunday Festival. The chocolate novice and enthusiast can enjoy this event. Area vendors will be serving chocolate treats during the Chocolate Sunday Festival. Proceeds from this event will benefit community outreach programs of the Southwestern Virginia Chapter of the American Culinary Federation.
Where: The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, 110 Shenandoah Ave. N.W., Roanoke
When: March 16. Classes 8 a.m. to noon; festival 1 p.m.-5 p.m.