Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Does Chocolate Have Health Benefits? GUEST BLOG
Today's blog is written by Rachel
Moderate amounts of dark chocolate may have some heart benefits, but many claims are unproven and much more research is needed before chocolate can take its place among true healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables, which also contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber not found in chocolate. That said, replacing the regular sweet treat in your diet with the darkest chocolate you can find (look for a high cocoa content) won’t hurt you and may have some health benefits. Also there is anti oxidants in chocolate that can help prevent cancer, but can also be found in much lower calorie foods and drinks. The calorie count on chocolate is high and may cancel all other benefits you would gain from its consumption.