You wouldn’t assume chocolate is a great snack for weight loss, but it is! The key is getting the healthy alternative of it, dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is rich in nutrients necessary for weight loss, including fiber. It’s also a powerful source of antioxidants for flushing out the bad in your body. Make sure you buy dark chocolate bars with high cocoa and little to no sugar. They can be found in almost all grocery stores on the candy aisle.
Chocolate comes from cacao, which is a plant with high levels of minerals and antioxidants. Commercial milk chocolate contains cocoa butter, sugar, milk, and small quantities of cacao. In contrast, dark chocolate has much larger amounts of cacao and less sugar than milk chocolate.
In this article, we explore some of the potential health benefits of dark chocolate. We also cover nutritional information, risks and considerations, and how much to eat.