All we need is love and they say that love keeps us healthy. It is known that chocolate and love have a close connection. Both chocolate and love are healthy and sweet. However, the question is, are kind of chocolate healthy? And what are the differences between milk, white and dark chocolate?
Let us start with the different ingredients which form each type of chocolate.
The liquor is then processed into cocoa solids and cocoa butter. It’s the cocoa solids that give the bitter taste of chocolate. The different combinations of the cocoa solids and cocoa butter with other ingredients give the multiple kinds. Dark chocolate has the highest percentage of cocoa solids and cocoa butter of all sorts. The other additional ingredients are sugar and cocoa bean powder. It is the inclusion of milk powder and the lowering of cocoa in milk chocolate which gives it a creamier and sweeter flavor. As for white chocolate, it doesn’t contain cocoa solids in any respect, only sugar, milk, and also a small quantity of cocoa butter.
Dark chocolate contains a minimum of 70% cocoa versus a maximum of 35 percent in white chocolate.
What are the health benefits of each kind?
Studies demonstrated that eating dark chocolate is good for the health. It contains high amount of antioxidants that help eliminate toxins that can cause diseases. Dark chocolate is full of epicatechin and Gallic acids that protect the heart from heart attacks. It also acts as an anticancer, brain stimulator, cough preventer and antidiarrheal effects. For people that are seeking to lose weight, white chocolate is the wrong choice, for its abundance in calories. On the other hand, it contains a bit of calcium. It’s the least nutritious of the 3 types due to the total absence of cocoa solids. As for milk chocolate, its nutritional profile is higher than white chocolate for a reason of the small presence of cocoa in it, but is still not very high to be considered as having very positive effects on the health.
We all know that chocolate, generally speaking, is tasty, very tasty, but even the tastiest and healthiest one should be consumed sensibly and in the ideal amount. White, milk and dark chocolate, are bad if you abuse their intake. Eat wisely, stay healthy, you don’t need to gain weight or become addicted to them.
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