The Truth About Dark Chocolate ( Updated with a video )

Dec 10, 2011 by

Dark Chocolate Benefits


The other day I was on Youtube and I accidentally saw a video of one girl who was really suffering from being over weight. This girl was in so much emotional pain that I almost cried my self. She had a big problem with food, but mainly sweets and chocolate. One of the comments she made startled me a little, she said ” Today, I don’t feel as bad because I went to the store and bought only 2 bars of dark chocolate, and since dark chocolate is healthy, I know that I can’t gain weight from it “. The first thing came to my mind is, I knew that she probably has no idea which dark chocolate is healthy, because most that are on the market are not.  Now let’s answer some questions about dark chocolate.


Is dark chocolate healthy?


The answer is more then just yes or no. Real dark chocolate that hasn’t been processed, that comes in it’s raw form and has no added sugar is very very healthy. It has so many antioxidants that you won’t even have to take an additional antioxidant supplement and it is also considered a superfood. I wrote a post about Raw Cacao Amazing Superfood with a lot more detail on that.

But pretty much 90 percent of chocolate on the market is very heavily processed, on top of that it has so much sugar in it that is also heavily processed, and because it is so heavily processed the antioxidants are pretty much gone, to almost nothing. What I noticed is that many companies mislead people in commercials or on labels, by stating that their dark chocolate is full of antioxidant goodness, but the reality of that is far, far from that.  And people seem to be buying into that and then wonder how come they have such a hard time loosing weight.


Which dark chocolate can I eat?


Not all the dark chocolate is bad and heavily processed. In one of my earlier posts ” Indulge The Right Way Every Day “ I mentioned which dark chocolate I buy all the time, it has only 3 ingredients and only 3 g or sugar. Most of that chocolate is 90 or more percent cacao.

When buying chocolate always look at the ingredients and the amount of sugar it contains. The sugar shouldn’t exceed 5 g and there should only be 2 or 3 ingredients. But the best thing you can do is buy your chocolate Raw, or another great option is to buy Raw cacao and Coconut Butter and make your own.  It is very easy to make and requires no cooking, just mixing the ingredients. that’s it!  I started doing that all the time and it’s delicious!  If you want your chocolate to have protein in it, I have a recipe for Raw Protein Truffles ;). And best of all, I know that what I am eating is very good for me and since it’s not cooked, I get the real goodness of it’s benefits.


Know your chocolate and stay healthy!


Here is a video to go along with the post, and I made it in 2 languages English and Russian.  For Russian version fast forward!



Know your chocolate and stay healthy!



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