Many clients (mostly women) over the years have tried to convince me that chocolate is good healthy food. It hasn't ever been part of my diet but just to show I have an open mind I'm posting this article from the World Fitness News. -Koz
WFN) The truth is, nine out of ten people love chocolate and 50% of those nine say they can’t live without it. Recent studies shown that some chocolates can actually have positive health effects. But these aren’t the name-brand chocolate bars you would find at your local grocery store.
An internationally recognized expert in the field of alternative medicine and food allergies, focusing on diet and nutrition, Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby, has studied the properties and benefits of dark chocolate and feels that properly prepared dark chocolate should be a part of our daily diet.
“Chocolate is made from the beans of the cacao tree, Theobroma Cacao,” says Scott-Mumby. He explains that plant flavonoids are commonly known for their antioxidant activity. “A small bar of chocolate can contain as many flavonoids as six apples, as four and a half cups of tea or two glasses of red wine.” Dark chocolate also can be an effective appetite suppressant and aid in weight loss.
Properly processed dark actually provides great benefits without the unhealthy ingredients that are often included in the common chocolate bar. Good dark chocolate can help you lose weight; help thin you blood, improve your mood and can actually address ant-aging and has a number of other significant health benefits.
I one case dark chocolate lover Charlotte Palmer started dieting with her husband. She decided that The Doctor’s Chocolate was going to be a treat that she could eat that would help her suppress her appetite. After four months she lost 50 pounds. “Eating
The Doctor’s Chocolate has helped me along because it has kept me from eating other junk food, it has helped suppress my appetite, and it has helped me to remain calm and not so stressed when you’re missing out on all the other treats,” comments Palmer.
The Doctor’s Chocolate, a healthy chocolate product new to the market, is a mere 20 calories per piece, it is diabetic safe and, because it is not weighed down with all the sugars, fats and milk that processed chocolate is famous for, it actually is metabolized slowly and leaves you feeling satisfied after only a couple of pieces.
Instead of sugar, this chocolate is sweetened by Xylotol, natural sugar alcohol, recognized by the FDA as a safe non-sugar sweetener that has no trans fat. Be careful of products containing synthetic or chemical sweeteners such as sucralose, high fructose corn syrup or aspartame. When choosing your chocolate treat, make it dark Chocolate with only natural products, without additives, preservatives or coloring.
Enjoy your healthy dark chocolate and eat all you want; now that you know dark chocolate can be good for you!
Learn more about The Doctor’s Chocolate by visiting www.TheDoctorsChocolate.com.