You’re sitting there on the sofa mid-Saturday-morning, enjoying the sunny rays of the day, savoring a rich piece of your favorite chocolate then it hits you…the giant-sized Symphony chocolate bar in your hand is nearly gone, and you’ve only just opened it!
Before you let the guilt of inhaling four bars-worth of chocolate all in one sitting consume you, let us ease your thoughts. Chocolate is good for you!
What chocolate is healthy?
Don’t get ahead of yourself in the candy aisle. Not all chocolate is created equal. Far from it. The rule of thumb you want to go off here is the darker, the better. Here is the low-down on the various benefits you can glean from chocolate. You’ll be happy to indulge after you read these!
One of dark chocolate’s biggest bragging rights is its high antioxidant count. Antioxidants help to fight and neutralize free radical damage and other unbalanced compounds in the body created by cellular processes in the body including those that fight environmental toxins.
The two groups of antioxidants contained in chocolate are flavonoids and polyphenols, and dark chocolate boasts a higher amount of flavonoids and polyphenols than even tea or wine!