Is Dark Chocolate Healthy?
Delight Gluten Free|October 2020
Did you know that the average American consumes roughly 12 POUNDS of chocolate each year?

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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