But, as delicious as chocolate is, not all of it is created equal. While milk chocolate tastes great, it is loaded with sugar and offers little nutritional benefits.
Dark chocolate, on the other hand, has been called a superfood, and for good reasons. As preventive cardiologist Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City says, “When looking for a sweet snack, a square of dark chocolate might, in fact, be your healthiest choice!”
One of the biggest benefits of dark chocolate is its ability to fight free radicals. Dark chocolate is a rich source of phytochemicals, specifically flavonoids and polyphenols. Dark chocolate’s cocoa has actually been shown to have the highest concentration of polyphenols and flavonoids, even greater than wine and tea. So with each bite of dark chocolate you can feel good knowing you are fighting free radicals.
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When children experience respiratory, digestive, behaviour, or other health challenges, many parents naturally seek out dietary solutions. Unfortunately, the prevailing confusion in this area provides fertile ground for misconceptions and counterproductive dietary fads. Among contemporary trends, avoiding gluten and/ or dairy products are two of the most popular. Does taking your children off gluten or dairy really help? Do such recommendations rest upon fallacy or fact? As it turns out, though born of legitimate concerns, the impulse to discontinue gluten or dairy products is generally misguided, and may distract parents from truly important steps that can help kids to eat right, grow, and thrive.
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