Cocoa, the main ingredient in chocolate, has been known throughout the ages to have many uses. From medicinal uses to the use of cocoa as an exotic drink, it has almost always been a household commodity. Despite all it’s uses, many have “chocolate concerns”. One concern has always been whether chocolate is good for you. We know that dark chocolate is healthier than milk chocolate, and this is due to it’s higher polyphenols and lower sugar content. There are various types of chocolates available on the market but one thing is known for sure; do not replace your fruits and vegetables for chocolate. Should you be buying chocolate, check the ingredients; do not buy if it has refined sugar such as cane sugar, brown sugar or fructose. Click here to learn more about the various uses of chocolate and how to choose the right kind of chocolate to eat. – Care2 Healthy Living


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