Dark chocolate is a rich source of antioxidants and minerals, and it generally contains less sugar than chocolate. Some research suggests that dark chocolate may help lower the danger of heart condition, reduce inflammation and insulin resistance, and improve brain function. People that have an interest in adding bittersweet chocolate to their diet should keep in mind that it's high in fat and calories, so moderation is vital.
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• It also contains some important vitamins: Vitamin A (50 IU), Vitamin K (8.1 µg) or Vitamin B-3 (0.72 mg).
Chocolate manufacturers don't need to report the flavanol content of their products. As a result, it's difficult to understand what proportion of dark chocolate an individual would wish to eat to maximize its health benefits.
Studies say to use 20–30 g of dark chocolate per day. Dark chocolate with higher percentages of cacao solids typically contains less sugar but more fat. More cacao also means more flavanols, so it's best to settle on dark chocolate that has a minimum of 70 percent cacao solids.
1. Make a dark chocolate milkshake.
2. Add it to your cereal: Whatever cereals you eat, add some pieces of dark chocolate to them.
3. Dark Chocolate Cake.
4. Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies.
5. Chocolate Covered Apple Donuts.