There can’t be many people who don’t like chocolate (can there?), and I am so pleased to tell you that chocolate is not as bad for you as you might think.
But before you go out and chomp yourself a huge bar of the stuff, you need to bear in mind the following:
When I say ‘chocolate’, I mean proper chocolate.
A lump of brown coloured, chocolate flavoured vegetable fat with sweeteners does NOT count as chocolate.
Real chocolate is made with just a few ingredients, all of which are actual traditionally edible foods.
If you have no idea what I mean, just compare the ingredients of some really cheap chocolate with a bar of organic chocolate.
The reason chocolate isn’t as bad for you as perhaps some other treats is this: chocolate contains, amongst other goodies, magnesium, which is a mineral normally found in green leafy veg, nuts, seeds etc. Seeing as many people are lacking in magnesium, chocolate is a good way of getting some!
Just don’t use this as an excuse to eat loads. If you really need a treat, some lovely proper chocolate ticks all the boxes; at the same time, it IS high in sugar and caffeine.
But given a choice between sweets containing all kinds of nasty chemicals, or some lovely chocolate, I know which I would pick.