Today,Tuesday, February 14, 2012 is National Chocolate Day, this has been confirmed by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) . This year’s celebration, coincides with Valentine’s Day, on the theme: “Showing Love to the Vulnerable”.
The National Chocolate Day in its sixth year since its introduction onto the tourism calendar has lit up the February 14 celebration.
As part of the celebration, the release said, chocolate and other cocoa-based products presentation would be made to vulnerable groups such as the orghanages, special schools and mental health institutions throughout the country by the regional heads of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA).
Some selected entertainment centres throughout the country would also organize musical jams where cocoa based products would be given to patrons as prizes.
The release said although chocolate was regularly eaten for pleasure; there were potentially many health benefits.
Several studies have found chocolate to be one of the best cancer-fighting foods alongside others such as red wine, blueberries, garlic and tea.
Two ways that chocolate works as a cancer fighter is by inhibiting cell division and reducing inflammation, though research is ongoing and will probably find additional ways in which chocolate fights cancer.
Among some of the entertainment centres earmarked for the celebration are Fiesta Royal Hotel, Labadi Beach Hotel, Legacy Spot ( Bawaleshie), Fridays (Sakumono), Just Here ( Mile 7, Achimota), Abrantie Spot (Lapaz), Abrafi Spot (Nungua) and +233 Spot (Ring Road).