“Chocolate is heavenly, not just as a sweet treat, but also as an ingredient that adds flavor and richness to a variety of cuisines. It also contains a wide assortment of vitamins and minerals, including potassium, sodium, iron, fluorine, and vitamins A, B1, C, D, and E.”
Here is a good quote I stole from somewhere. I need to remember where to give proper credit. Anyway, most of us like chocolate. There are plenty of “experts” telling how good it is for us. There is a wide variety of chocolate. Not all of it is good for us. Some of it is just chocolate flavored sugar. There are several kinds of chocolate.
Milk chocolate is the most eaten chocolate. But it is mostly fat and sugar though chocolate companies will emphasize they make it with milk. Hershey’s even have cows singing the praises of milk on their ride through their Chocolate World attraction.
When you see the lists of good things chocolate can do for you, there is usually a caveat attached. Dark chocolate brings the benefits. Most experts will say that at least 70% dark chocolate will bring you all the wonderful benefits of chocolate.
All that technical stuff takes all the fun out of eating chocolate. Yet if we want the most from our chocolate and not put it on the don’t eat list, we have to use wisdom. Eat the dark chocolate when you want a taste. Moreover, keep the tasting within your allocated calorie limits. Charlene can take a bite of a chocolate bar and put the rest away. I have a very hard time with that. I buy a bag of sugar-free chocolates and eat the whole bag in a day.
Make chocolate a treat. Make it dark chocolate. And just a taste.