(Headlines & Global News) When it comes to food indulgence, chocolate or beverages like a cup of hot chocolate rank number one and the rank remains the same when it comes to the list of food that one needs to give up while on a diet. But, it is now being suggested that along with a nutrient-rich diet, as recommended by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines, the consumption of one ounce or less of dark chocolate will not hurt the diet…
Researchers have found that nonalkalized cocoa powder and dark chocolate are rich in Flavan-3-ol antioxidants. Moreover, chocolates are rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium, zinc and manganese along with B vitamins niacin and riboflavin. And, the bevy of health benefits like increased cognition, better blood sugar, increased HDL, and lower blood pressure makes dark chocolate good for health as well.
It is worth mentioning here that the consumption of quality dark chocolates and nonalkalized cocoa will contribute towards a healthy lifestyle, however, moderation is key to success when it comes to food indulgences and diet.
Community: But chocolate usually goes with sugar, and it’s best to avoid too much sugar. What I do is add a teaspoon of powdered dark chocolate to my first morning coffee. It’s absolutely delicious, and I don’t get any more sugar than I would have otherwise.[Click the title, above, to post a comment.]