One study showed that people who regularly eat chocolate have a lower BMI (Body Mass Index)
Another study showed the cognitive effects (benefits) of eating chocolate.
But they are not talking about chocolate they are talking about the Cocoa.
Cocoa solids contain alkaloids such as theobromine and phenethylamine, which have physiological effects on the body. It has been linked to serotonin levels in the brain.
White chocolate has no benefits or no Cocoa so has none of the benefits derived from Cocoa.
White chocolate contains cocoa butter, sugar, and milk but no cocoa solids.
Milk chocolate has a bit more cocoa and dark chocolate the most.
The Flavanols may be reduced or eliminated in the process of making chocolate.
100gms of chocolate is equivalent to 6 apples (4 squares of chocolate) Check the image of the back of a 200 gm Cadbury Hazel Nut Chocolate bar.
Claudine talks about mindful eating where you concentrate only on eating the chocolate rather than just chucking it down hold it smell it - really enjoying the whole process.
200 gm chocolate is about 560 mg of Caffeine - kids can get over stimulated.
Lots of sugar in chocolate however compared to some lollies and sweets our dentist is more likely to recommend chocolate as it dissolves quickly in the mouth and decreases the amount of time sugar is in contact with your teeth.
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