If you haven’t heard by now, you’re in for a treat: dark chocolate is jam-packed with health benefits, giving us all an excuse to indulge. Before you go to the grocery store to buy some, we thought we’d give you the dish. 😉
The difference between dark and milk chocolate mainly comes down to cocoa content. According to this Harvard article, “Dark chocolate contains 50-90% cocoa solids, cocoa butter, and sugar, whereas milk chocolate contains anywhere from 10-50% cocoa solids, cocoa butter, milk in some form, and sugar.”
All that cocoa packs a serious punch. When consumed in moderation, dark chocolate is high in Iron, Magnesium, Copper, and Manganese. For more information about the nutrition breakdown, click here.
Another study from Harvard found that “people who eat more chocolate have lower rates of heart attacks, heart failure, and even death from heart disease.”
Just like everything, dark chocolate should be consumed in moderation. That said, it’s good to hear that something so many people like helps you maintain your health…so, feel free to consider dark chocolate a little treat that doesn’t require a cheat day.