The benefits: Protects the heart; lowers cholesterol; improves blood sugar
The best ways to eat it: Don’t stock your kitchen with highly processed, sugary milk chocolate. Choose chocolate with at least 72% cocoa listed on the label, and try not to eat more than an ounce daily, or you might risk packing on the pounds. Nothing fancy here; we’re not going to tell you how to eat chocolate. It’s a great pick-me-up afternoon snack with enough caffeine to boost your energy slightly right at the point when you may want to slump.
Let it melt in your mouth, and soak up all the health benefits that come along with it.
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Jacqueline is a dietitian based in NYC. When she is not stuffing her face with dark chocolate and kale you can find her shimmying, schmoozing, or in a downward dog. For more information about Jacqueline visit www.icravenutrition.com.