Wednesday, February 9, 2011

::Dark Chocolate Vs. White Chocolate::

 Chocolate is a product derived from cocoa then mixed with fat and finely powdered sugar to produce a solid confection. The level, taste and quality of this product will vary depending on the quantities of ingredients added. Meanwhile, the tasty of the cocoa tree was discovered 2,000 years ago in the tropical rain forests of the Americas.

D.A.R.K. C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E

Dark chocolate is produced by adding fat and sugar to cocoa. Basically it is chocolate without milk as an additive.

Did you know, Dark Chocolate is good for your HEART???
Well, a small bar of dark chocolate can help keep your heart and cardiovascular system running well. There are two heart health benefits of dark chocolate are lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol. Other than that, chocolate also holds benefit apart from protecting your hearts like:
  • tasted GOOD
  • stimulates endorphin production, gives a feeling of pleasure
  • contains serotonin, acts as anti depressant
  • contains theobromine, caffeine and other substances which are stimulants
  However, doesn't dark chocolate have a lot of FAT???
Good news to you know that some of the fats in chocolate do not impact your cholesterol. In fact, the fats contain of :
  • Oleic Acid - healthy mono saturated fat (also found in olive oil)
  • Stearic Acid - saturated fat but has a neutral effect on cholesterol
  • Palmitic Acid - saturated fat but raises cholesterol and heart disease risk 

W.H.I.T.E. C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E

White Chocolate is not actually chocolate. It is because white chocolate contain cocoa butter. In fact, the cocoa butter is not consider 'real chocolate' because it have a faint chocolate flavor is combined milk, sugar and often flavoring ingredient like vanilla in order to add creamy taste.  

 Unfortunately, BAD news for white chocolate lovers!!! 
 Did you know, eating white chocolate doesn't offer the same health benefits as dark chocolate since its obviously lack the cocoa which totally contain the flavanol  antioxidants. However, white chocolate also have benefit such are :
  • contain no caffeine
  • creamy smoothness and delightful taste
  • contain vitamin and minerals - from milk and cocoa butter 
Many people prefer the taste of white chocolate over dark chocolate since it’s sweeter and creamier.

Which one is your favorite flavor of chocolate did you prefer due to it Healthy Benefit???

If you are eating chocolate for its healthy benefit, Dark Chocolate is the best answer. Despite its creamy smoothness and delightful taste, White Chocolate is not the best chosen in the healthy benefit. 

So, Enjoy Dark Chocolate for its health benefit on a daily basis while save the White Chocolate for a special treat. 




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