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3 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Filed in Articles, Nutrition, Uncategorized by on 06/09/2014 Comments • views: 2430

SLOAN LUCKIELooking for a healthy snack between meals or a great tasting after dinner dessert? Try dark chocolate to awaken your taste buds. Dark chocolate has myriad health benefits. Here are just three:

  • Great source of flavonoids, an antioxidant that assists in fighting free radicals.
  • Dark chocolate “is far more filling than milk chocolate, lessening our craving for sweet, salty and fatty food [and] gives more of a feeling of satiety than milk chocolate.” according to a study conducted by the University of Copenhagen.
  • Can contribute to weight loss as it contains less sugar than milk chocolate.

Consuming one ounce as a snack and/or dessert may satisfy your sweet tooth and assist with appetite control. For additional health benefits, try dark chocolate-covered strawberries, nuts, or dried fruit. When possible, go with 70% dark chocolate as it has less sugar and higher antioxidant content. If you’re not accustomed to dark chocolate, start with 50% dark chocolate. After weeks or months, move to 65% dark chocolate and so on.

Try some dark chocolate today. Your taste buds (and waistline) will thank you for it.

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