By GALTime.com Nutritionist, Elisa Zied, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.
Most women know there's one thing they can always count on to lift their spirits, satisfy a craving, and make them feel good all over-and that's chocolate. Whether you like yours dark, rich, and full of body, or mild, milky, and sweet, chocolate seems to always be around for the taking-especially when Valentine's Day rolls around.
For many, the high fat and high calorie load of chocolate may lead them to forego this guilty pleasure altogether, or at least think twice before taking a bite. There are, however, some types and forms of chocolate (like dark chocolate) that contain health-promoting substances such as flavonoids.As a lover of chocolate myself, I would never tell anyone to forego chocolate if it's something they really love, enjoy, and want to include in an otherwise healthful, nutrient-rich diet (unless of course they have a medical or other reason to avoid the sweet treat). But you may find it helpful Read More »from Fit Chocolate Into Your Diet on Valentine's Day--and Every Day