About Chocolate – the good, the bad, and the ugly!
For years, people ate chocolate for its stimulatory properties: it was thought to increase energy, stimulate sexual desire, and generally add zest to life.
Did you know?
- Chocolate may have an effect on your mood. Most chocolate is eaten in the winter, which suggests that people often use it as a way to beat the seasonal blues
- Chocolate is one of the most popular sources of caffeine, which can create a mild dependence
- Chocolate may also improve cognitive performance
- Antioxidant-rich cocoa products might improve health, but only if you eat a few small square of dark chocolate
- Milk chocolate typically contains sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa liquor, milk or milk powder, and vanilla as the base ingredients.
A Snickers bar contains much more, including lactose, soy lecithin, artificial flavour, corn syrup, milk fat, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, egg whites, and other food additives which means you are getting very little real cocoa per bite
- Milk chocolate is standard junk food. It’s not nutritious nor healthy
- Real chocolate contains only cocoa and cocoa butter. It has virtually no sugar, is high in fibre, and is loaded with maximal doses of antioxidants!
Check out this delicious recipe below for Avocado Chocolate Mousse