When I finally learned about how dark chocolate is much healthier than milk chocolate, I had to give it a try.
It tasted so bitter! Almost like they forgot to add the sugar when baking it. But now, I love it! I can't go back.
Let's talk about the reasons why Dark chocolate is better than any other chocolate.
Number 1: Dark chocolate is better for weight loss.
First things first, even though the number of calories in milk chocolate and dark chocolate are similar, dark chocolate contains a fraction of the amount of carbs. Milk chocolate usually has around 50 grams of carbs per 100 g serving, while the amount of carbs in dark chocolate in the same serving size ranges from 8 to 35 carbs, depending on how dark the chocolate is. How dark the chocolate is is determined by the percentage of cocoa it has, the higher the percentage the darker the chocolate. A chocolate with 70% cocoa has ~30 grams; a 85% chocolate has ~20 grams. This means that for those of us on keto or a different low carb diet, we can still get our chocolate fix by choosing dark chocolate with a high cocoa percentage.
Number 2: Dark chocolate is more filling.
One of the biggest problems with any snack is that we tend to eat the entire thing at once because we just don't feel full. The cool thing about dark chocolate compared to milk chocolate is that it takes much less to satisfy chocolate cravings with the dark chocolate.
The dark chocolate has more nutrients and less sugar. This means your body gets more of what it needs and less of what it doesn't (sugar).
Since dark chocolate is higher in cocoa powder, it's also higher in many nutrients, such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and manganese. Combined with the lower amount of sugar and high amount of fat, it's no surprise you get your daily chocolate fix quicker with dark chocolate than milk chocolate.
You can still have your sweets, just choose the better ones.
Stick with the dark chocolate! It might be tough at first, but after you get used to it, you won't want to go back. Just like diet soda in my case.
Until next time!
Hi 👋 My name is Laurie and I am a Social Media Marketing Manager based in New Bern, NC. I am married to the man of my dreams, a mom and in love with my adorable grandson, Noah. I love checking out new local restaurants, festivals and events while searching for great places to host monthly Girls Night Out. You can usually find me checking out all things live music, the best hospitality in town and working on my campaign to bring Bonefish Grill to New Bern-it's going to happen!!