I LOVE chocolate. Yes, as a nutritionist I eat dessert too but I am fully aware of the repercussions I face if I don't treat my body right!
Lindt 85% Dark Chocolate is my go to if I want dessert after dinner. Or lunch. Or in the middle of the day after gleefully eating 5 spoonfuls of organic peanut butter straight out of the jar...but I digress.
Cacao/dark chocolate is actually a SUPERFOOD! Benefits include protection from free radicals, lower blood pressure/fasting blood sugar, better cognitive function, improved cholesterol, improved heart health, and reduced risk of cancer.
However, there are many chocoholics settling for something disguised as chocolate that is totally unhealthy: sugar. If the number one ingredient in your chocolate is sugar, you've got a problem! There is no way in heaven I can respect you as a chocolate lover if you consider Hershey's Milk Chocolate "good" chocolate. It's mostly sugar with a dash of chocolate added in for texture/mouth feel--check the back of any low quality chocolate bar and the #1 ingredient will be either sugar or worse, high fructose corn syrup. Yuck!
In order to reap the health benefits of chocolate, buy bars that contain 85%+ cacao and ARE NOT processed with alkali (this reduces flavanols). Swipe left to check out the carb differences. Lindt 85%: 15g carb-6g fiber=9g net carbs. Ghirardelli 60% bittersweet chips 21g carb-2g fiber=19g net carbs. Hershey's Milk Chocolate kisses with almonds: 21g carb-2g fiber=19g net carbs.
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