Did you know?
Dark chocolate is full of vitamins and nutrients that can positively improve your health. It is made from a seed of the cacao tree, it is one of the best antioxidants on the planet. A study in 2010, shows that a small amount of dark chocolate EVERY SINGLE DAY can decrease your risk of heart attack and stroke by nearly 40%.
Some of the brands you might recognize that are the best option are:
Ghirardelli Intense Dark (86% cacao)
Godiva Dark (72% cacao)
Lindt Excellence (70% and 80% cacao)
Dark chocolate is a little bit more bitter then you may be used to but that’s because they don’t have the added sugars and milk. While you may like to sit down in front of the t.v. and eat a whole tub of ice cream (which I would never like for you to do) I wouldn’t recommend you doing that with dark chocolate. It is good for you HOWEVER in moderation… if you eat too much you will experience immediate unpleasant symptoms such as indigestion, headache, and heartburn. Dark chocolate with at least 70% of cacao powder with sugar, and milk can also cause rapid weight gain.
But… with the right amount of dark chocolate it can help with weight loss in its pure form. As well as stabilize blood sugar, controlling appetite, and reduce cravings. If those aren’t enough positives it can also improve your moods and curb your desire for comfort greasy fatty foods.
Now if this isn’t enough to convince you to eat that chocolate bar I don’t know what will…