healthy dark chocolate

Updated : Apr 27, 2020 in health

Benefits of Eating Dark Chocolate Daily

What is Dark chocolate ?
chocolate with 70% – 85% cocoa
Higher cocoa content is good

Varieties: Bitter-sweet, semi-sweet, sweet
recommended to go for bitter-sweet

It is recommended to eat – One ounce (28 grams) of dark chocolate daily

how good it is for human body

cocoa and dark chocolate had more antioxidant activity, polyphenols and flavanols than any other fruits

  1. Nutritious

    100g bar dark chocolates contain 46% – Carbohydrates, 43% – FAT, 8% – Proteins, 1% minerals ( iron, magnesium, copper, zinc, and phosphorus )

  2. Improves Brain Function 

    Regular intake of cocoa flavanols in dark chocolate can boost your memory by almost 30% and also up your problem solving skills. it also contains a compound called epicatechin, which was found to reduce brain damage 

  3. Protect Your Skin from sun

    It can protect against sun damage, improve blood flow to the skin and increase skin density and hydration

  4. Controls Cholesterol level  

    It Raises HDL (“Good Cholesterol“), lowers LDL (“Bad Cholesterol“) and suppress oxidized LDL

  5. Prevent Heart Disease

     It Lowers the risk of having calcified plaque in the arteries by 34%

How to choose correct / best chocolate

We cannot eat COCOA without processing because the taste is not good. So the manufacturing companies are added more ingredients for a taste like ( alkalization, Fermentation, Roasting, sugars, milk). So that the properties are changed then only we can get the eating taste on cocoa. But 100% sure this processing are spoiled the real qualification of COCOA (FLAVONOIDS ). This is a real problem.

Here are my recommendations to check for intergredients :

  • avoid sugar (lower sugar percentage), buy lower sugar bar
  • avoid cocoa processed with alkali’s
  • go for higher cocoa percentage
  • good dark chocolate does not have milk , if it contains milk make sure it is very low
  • avoid hydrogenated oil they are trans fat
  • choose lower percentage of lecithin ( it is optional )

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