I‘ve heard a long time ago that dark chocolate is supposed to be healthier and much more beneficial than regular or milk chocolate. Admittedly, I’m a super chocolate lover who’ll devour any chocolate that comes my way – be it dark, white, pink, or whatever. Nevertheless I’m curious as to what the experts really say about dark chocolate and why it’s supposed to be the healthier treat. Here’s some of what I found out:
1. Eating small amounts of it can lower blood pressure, says a study at Germany’s University Hospital of Cologne. By “small amount”, they mean around 30 calories of dark chocolate per day, equivalent to one piece of Hershey’s Kisses.
2. A lot of dark chocolates are made sugar free so they’re a better treat to those with high blood sugar or avoiding such. Of course you have to verify that the dark chocolate you want to eat is indeed sugar free.
3. Pure dark chocolates with a high concentration of cocoa are rich in antioxidants, great for the body and the heart.
This doesn’t mean though that we can eat lots of dark chocolates at a time because it still has a lot of calories and eating in excess is still unhealthy. Whenever you get that intense craving for something sweet and chocolatey though… better reach for that dark one.
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