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Dark chocolate is it healthier?

Dark chocolate is it healthier?

Cacao: Dark chocolate has higher % of cacao , the bean from which chocolate is made. It's less sweet, doesn't have the milk of milk choc which has more fat and sugar, in general. Cacao has theobromine and phenylethylamine /pea which have CNS enhancing or stimulant effects, theobromine is like caffeine. Pea ("love chemical") probably gets deactivated in the gut. Cacao has antioxidants , too. ...Read more

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A chocolate bar or a packet of crisps, what's healthier?

A chocolate bar or a packet of crisps, what's healthier?

Depends: The higher the concentration of cacao, the less sugar and saturated fat, and the less added artificial ingredients, the healthier chocolate becomes. The same can be said for the crisps. Avoid added ingredients that include chemicals. The bottom line is don't eat too much of either and always avoid added sugars and chemicals. ...Read more

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Is dark chocolate really healthy?

Is dark chocolate really healthy?

Every day=Valentines: Yes, and there are now many types (and percentages) available. Yet, in excess, any food can affect physical (and dental) health adversely and can cause weight gain or "crowd out" more nutritious foods. If purchased by others, share it with them. If purchased by oneself, buy small amounts of the better brands and enjoy an ounce or two. I prefer more than 60% dark chocolate (not chocolate-flavored candy) ;{}. ...Read more

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What are the health risks associated with chocolates?

What are the health risks associated with chocolates?

Wt gain: There are a lot of calories in chocholate. Enjoy responsibly. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of dark chocolate?

What are the health benefits of dark chocolate?

Antioxidant & happy!: Dark chocolate contains polyphenols and other flavonoids, procyanidans & antioxidants.It also contains mood-enhancing chemicals like phenylethylamine, theobromine, serotonin & anandamide.It lowers systolic blood pressure an average of 5 points & diastolic 3 points & lowers LDL cholesterol by up to 10%.Even LDL cholesterol is only dangerous when it is oxidized & chocolate prevents this.See comment:. ...Read more

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Is dark chocolate healthy for you? What are the health benefits?

Is dark chocolate healthy for you? What are the health benefits?

YES!!! many benefits: Dark chocolate contains polyphenols and other flavonoids, procyanidans & antioxidants.It also contains mood-enhancing chemicals like phenylethylamine, theobromine, serotonin & anandamide.It lowers systolic blood pressure an average of 5 points & diastolic 3 points & lowers LDL cholesterol by up to 10%.Even LDL cholesterol is only dangerous when it is oxidized & chocolate prevents this.See comment:. ...Read more

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How many dark chocolate almonds are healthy to eat on a daily basis?

How many dark chocolate almonds are healthy to eat on a daily basis?

Yes: An ounce of nuts a day is a good measurement to use on a daily basis. Adding the dark chocolate is a good anti-oxidant which adds to the benefit of the nuts. The important key is portion control as nuts and chocolate have a lot of calories and can cause constipation if used in xs. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to eat dark chocolate early in the morning (even for breakfast)?

Go for it!: Health is affected by what foods you eat and how much. When you eat anything makes no difference. In past history in Europe and the Americas (and maybe elsewhere) strong cocoa was a common breakfast drink. If you like chocolate in the morning, feel free! ...Read more