Doesn’t it sound like a dream come true when you hear the word healthy chocolate bars? Well, what if I tell you that healthy chocolates actually exist. Even though the word “healthy” hasn’t really gained popularity when it comes to chocolate but such chocolates are actually on a rise as it is a healthy choice for many.
The main ingredient in chocolate is cocoa which is known to be something that reduces risk of heart diseases in any individual. Cocoa beans have flavones in them which contains some antioxidant effects which reduce in the chances of any damages that may happen to the heart. Moreover, this particular ingredient can only be found in dark chocolate which is healthy in nature as compared to milk chocolate; that helps in lowering the blood pressure and also enhances the vascular function.
Various researches are also being conducted in this particular area, however, there are few studies which also claim the fact that consuming such healthy chocolate bars also reduce chances of getting heart attack, stroke or diabetes.
For people who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle or are currently strictly following diet plans, if they ever get a sweet tooth craving, they should fulfill their desire by consuming such diabetic chocolate treats which wouldn’t make them feel guilty about their diet as well as is considered to be a safer option too. Even though when we say that such bars can be consumed during your diet period, we still recommended to have a balanced proportion of such chocolates as any excessive consumption of anything may result in adverse effects. A nominal serving size is important to be taken into account when fulfilling your desire to eat anything sweet so that the healthy part may not hit you negatively.
An average serving size for these chocolates are usually around 1 to 1.5oz. so that the entire bar isn’t consumed in a single sitting. With that being said, make sure that when you are consuming any sort of chocolates, you are actually noticing the calorie intake as well. When you are taking all this into account, this actually helps in showing a true picture whether things are effecting in a positive manner or not.
So while you may consider a dark chocolate as a healthy option, it is something that shouldn’t be eaten on a regular basis in large quantities. If the chocolate is eaten in large amount, this means that you are consuming extra calories and the benefits that come with such healthy chocolates would actually be reversed to more harmful drawbacks and you might actually gain all the weight that you tried so hard to shed.