Saturday, March 6, 2010

For the Love of Chocolate

Ok I'll admit it... I am a chocoholic, ever since I was a kid. Anything with chocolate from ice-cream, to candy, to cookies, and cake. That was my downfall. I don't know about you but chocolate just gives me the urge to have more. Imagine white chocolate filled with crunchy nuts, and cookies with thick dark chocolate, that’s food made in heaven!

Before I get off on the flavourful trip down memory lane, the point I was going to make is related to health. I am sure everyone has heard about the health benefits of dark chocolate, or they called it cacao, which is the actual cocoa bean used to make chocolate. Dark chocolate has antioxidants as well as heart healthy benefits.

In my quest to become healthier, I have changed my diet in many ways but the hardest has been giving up some of the things I love. I think that we still need to have those foods we crave as long as it is in moderation to be successful at our diet and healthful eating habits. So I was happy as a clam to find out that dark chocolate was good for me!

Cacao is now pretty easy to find as an ingredient in most dark chocolates out there. The labels will read "60% cacao" or "70% cacao" and that is what you want to look for. Cacao is the unprocessed chocolate straight from the bean. It is the main ingredient used to make all chocolate.

Any other chocolate lover’s out there? What is your favorite way to enjoy this delight?


Cmte. Valter said...

Hello my friend, thank you very much for your visit, good weekend with happiness and peace. Hugs Valter.

EeSoon said...

I used to love chocolates too! But now, no. Reason? I have no idea. :) Nice pictures by the way.

HS Cheah said...

Hi there friend.. Nice topic you are posting for your blog. To be honest, I am a chocoholic myself.

Chocolate gives me the feeling of happiness, satisfaction and all sorts of positive sensations.

They say chocolate contains endorphin, which is responsible for the pleasure that it brings to.

Again, nice post, and keep up the good work.

Your faithful reader.

EffExx said...

I like dark chocolate! I'm from Labuan, so Chocos are CHEAP!!! Weeee!

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Supia Chao said...

Arrgghhh, chocolate.... Its start my day.. Dark chocolate always taste good.

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