Chocolate

A diet trick to curb your cravings:

Eat a small amount of dark chocolate — I’m talking a 100-calorie piece that’s made of at least 70 percent cacao — every day. I consider it ‘the daily dark chocolate escape.’ Doing this curbs your cravings for both sweet and salty foods. You’re much more likely to be satisfied and not reach for those cookies or chips.”
— Cynthia Sass, R.D., author of “Cinch! Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches” and co-author of “The Ultimate Diet Log”

Is chocolate responsible for my acne?

What type of chocolate is worse for my acne?

There is a saying that chocolate is responsible for acne, until recently that researches showed that this is not true. In fact, sugar and not cocoa may be responsible for acne.

So next time if you don’t want to miss the benefits of chocolate (and its taste of course) and you’re woried about acne, pick DARK chocolate rather than milk chocolate. Dark chocolate has least amount of sugar and milk chocolate has the most.

I have three bars of chocolate from a same brand in front of me. Milk chocolate has 19 grams of sugar, hazelnut chocolate has 17 grams and dark chocolate has 13 grams. See, it’s a lot of difference! Also dark chocolate has a lot of antioxidant which are good for your health.

 

From Bean to Bar: How Chocolate Is Made

Chris Kilham, the Medicine Hunter, who has travelled around the world to find the best herbal and natural remedies is telling us more about the process of making chocolate.

He recently visited Mast Brothers Chocolate in Brooklyn, N.Y. to see how cocoa beans  from plantations around the world end up as chocolate. Fortunately, it’s been shown that chocolate can be good for health too.

Chocolate makers of Brooklyn

 

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/09/21/from-bean-to-bar-how-chocolate-is-made/#content#ixzz1YovWOSgz