I was one happy camper when I came across a post praising the health benefits of dark chocolate! So, I checked out a few other sites I trust and this was the general consensus I came up with concerning the health benefits of dark chocolate.
- May lower cholesterol
- May lower blood pressure
- Contains antioxidants, magnesium, and potassium just to name a few healthy nutrients.
- Can act as a mood booster (I know it does mine!)
Afterall, who doesn’t love chocolate? Of course, that doesn’t mean that I make it a mainstay of my daily intake. But I do have a healthy dose every day and count it toward the 20% of the 80/20 rule. And every now and then, I even indulge a little.
Links to Chocolaty Goodness:
In case you missed them, here’s two dessert recipes on my site for all chocolate lovers:
Chewy Chocolate Zucchini Brownies (I promise you will not be able to taste the zucchini)
Links to Healthy Sites I follow (I do the research and you get to sit back and enjoy)
For health recommendations and more benefits of eating dark chocolate, check out the following links:
Health Benefits of Chocolate by Skyflo Health
Why is Chocolate Healthy? by Dr Axe
As for specifics on brands, since I eat very little of it, I don’t really get hung up on which one I choose (as long as it’s dark chocolate, and it does not contain tons of sugar, artificial sweeteners, or hydrogenated oils).
But if you’re a person who is more strict on your eating habits, check out:
The 17 Best and Worst Dark Chocolates by Eat This Not That
So now for the big question; For all of my like-minded chocolate loving friends out there, how do you satisfy your chocolate loving taste buds?