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By Laura Cipullo, RD CDE CEDRD CDN and the Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services Team
Though we don’t encourage showing your love through food, we thought you would love to know the benefits of eating chocolate since we all know chocolate is the official food of Valentine’s Day! That’s right, chocolate has been shown to have numerous health benefits when eaten in moderation.
Did you know, the average piece of dark chocolate contains almost double the amount of healthy monounsaturated fats than its milk chocolate counterpart? Dark chocolate contains less sugar (the average bar has about half the amount of sugar than milk chocolate) and roughly 4 times the amount of fiber than milk chocolate. For more information on the comparison of dark and milk chocolates click here for Prevention Magazine’s infographic.
Endangered Species Chocolate – this brand of chocolate has a wide variety of options from plain dark chocolate to dark chocolate with cherries. According to the company’s website the bars are made with ethically traded cacao and they donate 10% of their profits to conservation efforts.
Alter Eco Chocolate – with under 10 ingredients per chocolate bar, this chocolate brand uses sustainable practices and are certified organic. They also have a chocolate bar with quinoa inside.
Red Velvet cake actually has chocolate in it. In fact, unsweetened cocoa powder is one of the main ingredients. It is believed that the original red velvet cake got it’s red coloring from a chemical reaction caused by the cocoa powder and the acidity of the buttermilk. According to Chenected, a chemical engineering website, the anthocyanins found in natural cocoa powder create a reddish hue when they come into contact with acid.