Eating chocolate can make you happy if you just eat a few pieces once a week. It can actually improve your cardiovascular health. Dark chocolate contains 70% or more cocoa which contains flavonoids. These are known to help to lower your blood pressure and improve your blood cholesterol levels.
If you go with 100g daily, that much chocolate will be about 270 calories. Neither chocolate nor its ingredients increase you risk of diabetes. The American Diabetes Association notes that there’s no correlation between sugar intake and diabetes risk. The risk of type II diabetes is based on body mass index. So your risk increases if you are overweight, which happens when you consume more calories than you use.
So long as you don’t eat so much chocolate that you become obese, or do so at the exclusion of other foods, there is no risk of adverse health effects.
Chocolate is not that fattening and is rich in antioxidants. However chocolate is typically mixed with fat and sugar and that stuff is pretty strong.
Cocoa can be added to snack bars made with dates, almonds and coconut and that’s quite good.
Cocoa, by itself, is low in calories (only 12 calories per tablespoon). If you add a lot of sugar and other high calorie ingredients and consume very large quantities then, yes, you can get fat.
You could probably take just about any substance add enough sugar and fat and it would taste good and be fattening.
An unconstrained consumption of large quantities chocolate increases the risk of obesity. During the manufacturing process, fats, sugars, and milk are added, all of which increase the caloric content of chocolate.
If you eat only a few pieces of chocolates, it will improve your cardiovascular health. Eating dark chocolates, that have more than 70% cocoa and flavonoids, lowers blood pressure and improves cholesterol levels. But, if you eat them regularly and in large amount, you will gain weight as they have caloric content.
You just need to find a some good brands of chocolate that don’t comes from a multinational company because it’s all junk.
Look the description on the back to see if there is a lot of sugar, otherwise you’re okay.
It’s better if it’s organic and it’s not because it’s pricey that it’s good.