Everyday Chocolate

Everyday Chocolate

Posted by Lori Shemek; February 14, 2013

You just love chocolate don’t you? So do I. I always get asked this question ‘Is chocolate okay to eat?’  I emphatically respond with a resounding YES!  But there is small catch…the chocolate I recommend has a very high cacao content – over 70%.

It is also important to be mindful of the fat content which is very high. The great news is that the higher the cacao content, the less chocolate you will eat. I find it amazing when I eat an 88% cacao chocolate how just one small piece does the trick.

Very dark chocolate is nutrient dense and provides many health benefits so you can classify it as a super food. Dark chocolate is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and plant chemicals that will help create super health.

So this Valentine’s Day, as well as each and every day, don’t feel guilty about indulging in chocolate.

Happy Valentine’s Day!