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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Diet Tips For Dark Chocolate Ideas

Thorntons chocolate marzipan (milk chocolate a...Image via Wikipedia
By Christa Andrews

When it comes to chocolate candy, sometimes we just can't get more than enough!

It's perfectly fine to add a daily portion of chocolate to your diet, and maybe suitable for health benefits, however there are a few things you have to think about ahead of splurging.

Tip #1: Be cautious With Calories

Chocolates is very high in fat and full of calories. It's not recommended to consume a pound of chocolate each day, though it can feel hard to not go overboard. J

Along with a well-balanced diet, you should be seeking to add a maximum of 100 grams (or 3.5 ounces) of dark chocolate per day to maximise the advantages.

One bar of chocolate will normally have around 400 calories. So, if you decide to eat half of that bar, that equates to around 200 calories. Therefore, you need to do something to balance those 200 extra calories, whether it's quitting something you would eat, or upping your level of physical activity to lose off those extra calories.

Tip #2: Don't Inhale It!

When it comes to dessert (specifically chocolate), I have been known to inhale my way through sight.

Don't do that! Instead, concentrate on tasting the delicious chocolate.

Since chocolate is really a complex food with 300 compounds and chemicals hiding in each bite, you should really slow down and concentrate on enjoying and appreciating the initial flavour.

Professional chocolate tasters (wow, I'd like that job!) have actually developed a system for sampling chocolate, including a number of top quality assessments which range from appearance, smell, feel, and taste of each and every flavorful piece.

Tip #3: Skip The Milk

I know that milk chocolate is much more rich and creamy and sugary than potentially 70% cocao chocolate, but believe me, when you dark, you won't want to go back!

Chocolates has so much more antioxidants when compared with milk or white chocolate, each of which do not provide any real many benefits. Select a nice chocolates which has 65% of higher cocoa content. My personal favourite is 70 - 75% cocoa. Yum!

Tip #4: Avoid Fillers

Regardless of whether it's a nougat, caramel, or nutty centre that's hiding in your bar of chocolate, you won't exactly receive the entire health benefits from it when it's been full of plenty of sugary, chemically, trans fat stuff!

Instead, look for pure dark chocolate with nuts, orange peel , or other flavours. This way, you can still obtain the satisfaction in tasting different flavours if you're not the biggest fan of plain, dark chocolate.

However, be sure to avoid anything with caramel, nougat, or other sugary additives.

Tip #5: Steer clear of Drinking Milk With Your Chocolate

Sounds strange, doesn't it? This can be a hard one personally.

Despite the fact that washing your tasty chocolate treats down having a nice, cold glass of milk afterward sounds like a great idea, some scientific study has discovered that this could actually prevent certain antioxidants from being absorbed because of your body.

Should you really should quench your thirst, try substituting it for any glass of water instead.

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