All we need is love and they say that love keeps us healthy. It is known that love and chocolate have a close connection. Both chocolate and love are healthy and sweet. However, the question is, are all kind of chocolate healthy? And what are the differences between white, milk and dark chocolate?
Let’s start with the different ingredients that form each type of chocolate.
Chocolate is made from cocoa beans which is harvested, then ground up and liquefied to become liquor. It’s the cocoa solids that give the bitter flavor of chocolate. The different combinations of the cocoa solids and cocoa butter with other ingredients give the multiple types. Dark chocolate has the highest proportion of cocoa solids and cocoa butter of all sorts. The other additional ingredients are sugar and cocoa bean powder. It’s the addition 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 at all, 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 type?
Studies demonstrated that eating dark chocolate is good for the health. It contains high amount of antioxidants which help eliminate toxins that can cause diseases. Dark chocolate is rich in epicatechin and Gallic acids that protect the heart from heart attacks. It also functions as an anticancer, brain stimulator, cough preventer and antidiarrheal effects. For people who are seeking to lose weight, white chocolate is the incorrect choice, for its richness in calories. On the other hand, it contains a bit of calcium. It’s the least nutritious of the 3 kinds because of the total lack of cocoa solids. As for milk chocolate, its nutrient profile is greater than white chocolate as a reason of the small presence of cocoa in it, but is still not very high to be regarded as having very positive effects on the health.
All of us know that chocolate, generally speaking, is tasty, very tasty, but even the tastiest and healthiest one should be consumed sensibly and in the right amount. White, dark and milk chocolate, are all bad if you abuse their intake. Eat wisely, stay healthy, you do not want to gain weight or become addicted to them.
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