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Is Chocolate Good or Bad.?


Chocolate milk is often promoted as a great way to recover from a workout and a good alternative to regular cow’s milk when trying to increase children’s calcium and vitamin D intake. However, many people wonder whether the high sugar content of the sweetened milk overshadows its nutritional value. Nutritional information:

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 101-gram (g) bar of dark chocolate with 70–85% cocoa solids provides: 604 calories. 7.87 g of protein. 43.06 g of fat. Also, chocolate is high in sugar and saturated fat. It is a high-energy (high calorie) food, and too much can result in excess weight, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Healthier sources of polyphenols include beans, pulses, fruit and vegetables. Is it OK to eat chocolate daily? Excessive consumption of anything is harmful to health, whether it is veggies or chocolate. One must not eat more than 30 to 60 grams of chocolate in a day. Consuming too much chocolate will increase your daily calorie count leading to weight gain and other issues. The recommended “dose” is approximately 1 to 2 ounces or 30-60g, experts say. Indulge in anything more than that, and you may be consuming too many calories. A 1.45-ounce (41 gram) Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Bar has 190 calories. Benefits of Eating Chocolates: Very nutritious.

Powerful source of antioxidants.

May improve blood flow and lower blood pressure.

Raises HDL and protects LDL from oxidation.

May reduce heart disease risk.

May protect your skin from the sun.

Could improve brain function. 5 Disadvantages of Chocolate?

Chocolate receives a lot of bad press because of its high fat and sugar content. Its consumption could be associated with... 1) Acne 2) Obesity 3) High blood pressure 4) Coronary artery disease 5) Diabetes.

Keep in mind that cocoa contains caffeine and related chemicals. FINAL CONCLUSION: Chocolate can be high in sugars, calories and saturated fats – excess consumption of which can increase risks for conditions like heart disease. But, unless you are allergic to chocolate, or you hate it, there isn’t any reason to avoid it entirely. Nothing is off the table in a healthy balanced diet. For healthy eating it is recommended that we eat mostly fresh whole foods from the core food groups, but this doesn’t mean we need to abstain from other foods entirely.

Food isn’t just fuel. Food is part of our joy, celebrations, and culture. Not every food choice needs to be maximised and optimised for nutrition, food is much more complex than that.

4 comentários


RAA 24
RAA 24
20 de mar. de 2023

Excellent

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Rohan Gupta
Rohan Gupta
20 de mar. de 2023

Very accurate information thanks for sharing

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Moni Bagle
Moni Bagle
20 de mar. de 2023

Very nice👍👏

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Moni Bagle
Moni Bagle
20 de mar. de 2023

Very good post

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