You might be wondering if this comforting and undeniably delicious treat can actually be good for you?
Well, the answer is both YES and NO.
Not all chocolate is created equal. The amazing benefits lie in the type of chocolate you choose! Eat the wrong kind and you’ll end up with an overload of sugar, calories and junk ingredients.
The darker the better! Chocolate is created from the raw cacao bean. Cacao beans are high in minerals, vitamins and are abundant in beneficial antioxidants called polyphenols and flavonoids. Dark chocolate has lower added sugar and fat than milk or white chocolate. Dark chocolate protects from free radicals that are known contributors to inflammation and chronic disease. The more processed the chocolate becomes, the fewer health benefits it has.
The higher the cacao percentage the better!
So, choose wisely:
Aim for dark chocolate that has a percentage of 75% or higher
Opt for moderation instead of overindulging, aiming for
1 ounce a day.
Not sure if dark chocolate is your thing?
Try this dark chocolate truffle recipe below, and I’ll guarantee you’ll be in love! .
This heavenly snack is not only prepared with dark chocolate but includes an added punch of antioxidants, fats and heart healthy properties from the raw macadamia nuts, raw almonds, hemp and chia seeds.
I hope you enjoy!