Thursday, March 5, 2015

Coffee and Chocolate Part of a healty diet.

  If you’re looking for the healthier versions of chocolate, look for the term ‘dark chocolate. That’s going to be on the label, and then look for a higher percentage.

  Other benefits of cocoa powder, the main ingredient of dark chocolate, may include raising good cholesterol levels, the high density lipids or HDL, while lowering bad cholesterol levels, the low density lipids or LDL.

  Dark chocolate with at least 70-percent cacao contains fiber and is high in antioxidants. Antioxidants are really important because they help to protect us against certain diseases like cancer, and macular degeneration from aging.

  Chocolate can be part of a heart healthy lifestyle but in small portions. You still have to count calories. For example, a serving of miniature Hershey’s Special Dark, five of them, is around 200 calories.

   Enjoy, but in moderation.

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