Do you love to eat chocolate on a daily basis? If yes, then you are like me! A lot of my clients ask me if they can eat a chocolate while they are following a strict diet, my answer is YES! You can! Dark chocolate is actually a healthy form of chocolate if you pick the right one. You are probably thinking how dark you should go for. Well, 70% is good to start with if you are not used to the bitterness of dark chocolates. But the perfect dark chocolate would be atleast 80-85% and above. There are some available in the market which are even 90% or 99% dark. When it comes to the quantity or how much you should be eating, normally dark chocolate comes in big cubes so one cube a day is good enough. Make a smart and healthy choice, eat a dark chocolate! This way you can eat your chocolate without guilt. Dark chocolate is not just a tasty treat, but it also comes with a lot of benefits. Lets go through them one by one.
1. Protection from disease causing free radicals
One of dark chocolates most impressive attributes is its high antioxidant content.
The flavonoids in chocolate may help prevent cancer
3.Improve heart health
Flavanols have a very positive effect on heart health by helping lower blood pressure and improving blood flow
4.Good for overall cholesterol profile
Dark chocolates cocoa polyphenols may be involved in cholesterol control.
5.Better cognitive function
Intake of flavonoid-rich food, including chocolate, wine and tea is associated with better performace across several cognitive abilities.
6.Blood pressure and blood sugar aid
Small dark chocolate consumption has been shown to lower blood pressure of the hypertensive diabetics and decrease fasting blood sugar.
7.Antioxidant – rich superfood
Dark chocolates antioxidant capacity is on par or greater than many superfoods.
*Consult a nutritionist before including dark chocolate in your diet.
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