Chocolate's Place in your Diet

Chocolate's Place in your Diet 

Have you ever noticed how when people are trying to lose weight they deprive themselves so much that they ultimately quit before losing any weight?  That is because we simply can't go on forever limiting what we eat to things that are supposed to be healthy for us and why is it that no one can agree on what is healthy.  Take chocolate for example.  The thing that everyone has to remember about chocolate is that in moderation it can be very good for us.  There have been articles everywhere recently, including in the New York Times, telling us that chocolate is good for our hearts and that it can help prevent strokes.  These articles have been thoroughly been researched by top universities around the world and they all seem to be coming to the same conclusions.  That conclusion is that chocolate, in moderation, can have health benefits.

However, the onlhealthy dark chocolate barsy kind that is good for us is the really high quality, premium chocolate like Sulpice Chocolat.  Most of the stuff out there is all waxy fats and sugar which will not only hurt your heart but also make you put on loads of weight. The nice thing about high quality chocolate is that if you have a sweet tooth, like me, then you need a lot less to satisfy your cravings.  That's because there is a much higher cocoa content (the stuff our bodies are craving) in each bite.  I know that when I have good chocolate I only need a few squares to satisfy my cravings but I have to eat an entire Hershey bar to feel the same way. gah!



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