Dark/milk chocolate

karalkJuly 27, 2006

Does it make that much difference, healthwise? It would really help me to justify my huge daily intake of this perfect food! LOL

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socks

I think I've heard that the dark has more beneficial components in it.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2006 at 12:27PM
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organic_donna

Milk chicolate is not really chocolate, it is milk, sugar and cocoa mixed with a lot of other garbage. For chocolate to be real, it should be dark chocolate with about 70% cocoa content. A good brand is Green and Black's Organic dark chocolate.
Donna

    Bookmark   August 4, 2006 at 4:36PM
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smiley_1

However, it's still not a health food and is just empty calories.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2007 at 11:43PM
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kimba00

smiley_1 is right. It is empty calories, however, in small quantities, high quality DARK chocolate, (70% and up) is a considered a health food. Chocolate contains polyphenols, the same kinds of antioxidants found in red wine and green tea; stearic acid, a type of fat that doesn't raise cholesterol levels; and flavonoids, which reduce the stickiness of platelets, inhibiting blood clotting and reducing the danger of coronary artery blockages. Make sure you buy good quality dark chocolate, which is rich and satisfying not loaded with sugar. Imported brands are the best, however domestic brands containing 70% and up are good as well, and limit yourself to an ounce several times a week. I find when I crave something chocolate, by indulging in the good kind, letting it melt in my mouth, I satisfy that craving and can keep you from eating chocolate cookies, cakes, ice cream that only contain trace amounts of cocoa and have other things that are really not good for you.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2007 at 9:21AM
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