Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fit Food: Chocolates

Yeah, you’ve read it right! Horray for my sweet tooth!

But there’s a limit of course, one ounce or 18 grams per day and if possible dark chocolates.

Recently I’ve been into dark chocolates, mostly for health reasons and lower calories. Before I tend to eat an entire bar or two of chocolate in one sitting, now with the darker and bitter version I can only eat one or two small square. It already satisfied my sweet cravings, and when I eat milk or other type of chocolate I find it too sweet already. I eat the 60% cocoa but it is recommended to eat the 85%, the darker the better. Well maybe later I’ll try that one and see if I can handle it.

Chocolate's benefits are rooted in antioxidant polyphenols which can improve blood pressure, and also help lower cholesterol levels and blood sugar.
Other studies have even linked chocolate to a lower risk of death by heart attack.

1 comment:

  1. i also love dark choco after learning about the health benefits that we can get from it.