Top 5 healthy Chocolate brands and their benefits
Everyone loves chocolates but when it comes to health, we avoid them. But studies show that dark chocolates are rather good for health.
Flavonoids in chocolate can help your veins and arteries to stay flexible which helps in reducing heart attack chances by 37% as per research. Also, dark chocolates can help in cancer prevention, and weight loss according to an article published in December 2016 in the Journal of Nutritional Science.
A bar with 70% cacao or more is considered the best choice. But it’s advisable not to eat more than an ounce of dark chocolate per day if you are concerned about weight gain.
Surprisingly dark chocolate increases good cholesterol and lowers down bad cholesterol.
To assist you in choosing the best chocolate, here’s the list of the top 5 healthy chocolate brands.
1. Theo Chocolate Organic Dark Chocolate
Theo Chocolate’s original dark chocolate bar contains just three ingredients: cocoa beans, sugar, and vanilla beans. It contains 85% of cocoa and so has a high content of flavonoids too. These chocolates are vegan and are soy-free and gluten-free.
2. Hu Salty Dark Chocolate Bar
Hu salty bar is gluten-free, dairy-free, kosher, non-GMO, and vegan. It has 70% cocoa and no artificial flavors and sweeteners. Its smooth flavor with a bit of salt is a must-try for all chocolate lovers. Its 3 grams of fiber per serving is a good source of digestion-friendly nutrients.
3. Divine Chocolate’s dark chocolate bar
Divine Chocolate is co-owned by 85,000 cacao farmer members of Kuapa Kokoo, the cooperative in Ghana that supplies the cocoa for each Divine bar. This chocolate has 85% of cocoa which makes it a perfect choice for health-conscious people.
4. Beyond Good Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate
This chocolate has 70% of cocoa content and is manufactured in Africa, the country where more than 70% of cocoa comes from chocolate but hardly 1% of chocolate is manufactured there. The company mentions that its goal is to transport you to the beaches of Madagascar.
5. Ghirardelli Intense Dark Twilight Delight
These chocolate squares are actually mini chocolate bars that promote mindful eating. It contains 72 percent cacao which is dark, rich, flavorful, and smooth. It is indeed a great choice to close your eyes and savor its flavor.