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Why you should switch to dark chocolate this Easter

Written by Emily Fawell   Posted in:Nutrition   April 10, 2017

Why you should switch to dark chocolate this Easter
Being healthy doesn't mean giving up all the good things in life - it just means making informed choices. One of those choices is to always choose dark chocolate over milk. And here is why:
  • Dark chocolate contains far less sugar than milk chocolate. A 100g bar of Green & Black's 70% Dark Chocolate contains 28.5g of sugar (Green & Black's 85% Dark Chocolate contains just 13.5g) whilst Cadbury's Dairy Milk contains 56.0g of sugar!
  • Dark chocolate contains antioxidants which support your immune system and prevent damage to cells
  • Dark chocolate contains theobromine which has been proven to harden tooth enamel
  • Theobromine also acts as a vasodilator, widening blood vessels and lowering blood pressure
  • Dark chocolate contains good levels of magnesium, a mineral which many of us are deficient in. Signs of magnesium deficiency include muscle cramps and insomnia
  • Dark chocolate also contains good levels of iron, which the body uses to transport oxygen around the body
  • Dark chocolate encourages the growth of good bacteria in the gut.

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