The Dos and Don'ts of Chocolate

Photo by: CN Digital Studio

DO be choosy about your chocolate.
To get all of the good-for-you benefits of chocolate and cocoa, you have to know what you're eating. Ideally, you should pick dark

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Photo by: CN Digital Studio

DO be choosy about your chocolate.
To get all of the good-for-you benefits of chocolate and cocoa, you have to know what you're eating. Ideally, you should pick dark chocolate that contains at least 70 percent cocoa-the higher the cocoa percentage, the more health benefits the chocolate contains. The label on your chocolate should also say non- or lightly alkalized or non-dutched. And if you're eating the stuff for health benefits, skip white and milk chocolate, which don't have as many of the good-for-you flavanols the dark variety does.

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Wed, Feb 6, 2013 6:00 PM EST
by Lindsey Unterberger, Glamour



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