Your favourite indulgence, dark chocolate, does have health
benefits but make sure it's the real deal.
Why It's Good for You
You may eat dishes with dark chocolate hoping they have health
benefits, but chances are you simply can't resist having them! The
good news is, real chocolate contains several minerals and
phenylethylamine, a naturally occurring substance may boost your
mood. It also contains stearic acid, a unique saturated fat that
some believe lowers cholesterol.
Where To Find It
Dark chocolate contains at least 35% chocolate liquor, the pure
thick liquid of cocoa butter and cocoa solids. Look for dark
chocolate or chocolate that contains at least 70% cocoa. Milk
chocolate candy bars and white chocolate, which isn't real
chocolate at all, contain too much sugar and fat to be healthy.
Powdered cocoa is made from cocoa solids, cocoa that has been
dried, roasted, ground, and the butter removed. The solids are then
pulverized into powder.
Try it today:
Dark Chocolate Mint
Dark Chocolate Mousse