I was amazed to see that dark chocolate had health benefits when consumed in moderation. It is rich in anti-oxidants, contains good fat and rich in minerals. But make sure you only purchase quality dark chocolate. Before I tell you about the benefits it provides let’s first break it down. So a 100 gm of dark chocolate with 70-80% cocoa content contains
- 600 calories
- 11gm of fibre
- And various minerals like iron, manganese, phosphorus, copper, magnesium, etc.
But 600 calories is a large number hence you should restrict dark chocolate to 30 gms a day so that you don’t consume too many calories and sugar. Now the health benefits
- It is rich in anti-oxidants
- It protects against free radicals
- Lowers blood pressure
- Lowers cholesterol
- May help improve brain function
But the important thing to remember is to eat in moderation. Otherwise, you will just gain weight. Now, you can enjoy dark chocolate more as it has health benefits.