Live Leaner, I’m going to answer a question on today’s episode of Live Lean TV that probably none of you care about’¦
Is it OK to eat chocolate?
Ok’¦maybe a few of you may care about it?
You may be surprised by my answer’¦
Eating chocolate used to be a guilty pleasure for so many of us. But recent research is telling us that certain types of chocolate are rich in flavonols, which is an antioxidant that protects your arteries, prostate, reduces inflammation, and of course increases that happy sensations of just feeling awesome!
These same flavonols are also found in berries so if you’re the dude or dudette who is the 1 out of 1,000,000 people that doesn’t like chocolate…eat your berries!
Of course there are healthy and unhealthy types of chocolate.
Look for brands that contain at least 70% cocoa. The higher the better but it can also taste more bitter. Find your happy balance.
If it contains high-fructose corn syrup and/or hydrogenated fats’¦throw it on the ground and step on it! Or you could just put it back on the shelve.
Those ingredients ruin the health benefits of the chocolate.
Studies reveal the milk will block the absorption of the antioxidants in the chocolate. So don’t wash it down with dairy milk either smart guys.
15-30 grams is all you need per day. So don’t chow down on the entire bar.
For my beautiful Live Lean ladies that are’¦how do I say this’¦enjoying the mid-life (i.e. menopause), I’ll allow you to have up to 4 servings per day (that’s 60g total)…if you’re exercising 4 times a week.
In my Eat Clean Live Lean Cookbook, I included quite a few delicious dessert recipes that include chocolate. If you’re one of the few that hasn’t picked up the recipe book yet’¦
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1. What are your favorite meals/snacks using chocolate?
2. Do you prefer 70%, 80%, 85%, or 90% cocoa content?
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.