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Dark Chocolate

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.

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