Valentine's Day: Dark Chocolate For the Win

Valentine's Day: Dark Chocolate For the Win

Now, before you buy that big box of delectable chocolate for Valentine’s Day, let’s consider the nutritional benefits of dark chocolate versus milk chocolate.

Dark chocolate contains half the sugar of milk chocolate, 4 times the fiber as well as more iron, magnesium and zinc.

However, not all dark chocolate is created equal. Like many foods, there can be harmful additives or substitutions in cheaper chocolate. Chocolate should be consumed in moderation. It still contains a lot of calories and because it is so delicious, it is easy to overindulge. Here’s 5 tips to help you when choosing a dark chocolate for you or your loved one:

Stick to high cacao percentages (70% and above)

Low sugar content

The less ingredients the better

No artificial sweeteners

Go organic

Let your coach know if you need help with a healthier recipe for your favorite chocolate Valentine’s Day treats!

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