4 Rules To Eating Chocolate #LLTV

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Is Dark Chocolate Healthy?

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!

Does this mean you chow down on as many Snickers or Kit Kats that you want?

No.

Of course there are healthy and unhealthy types of chocolate.

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Here are the 4 Rules to Eat Chocolate:

#1. The darker the chocolate, the better.

Look for brands that contain at least 70% cocoa. The higher the better but it can also taste more bitter. Find your happy balance.

#2. Read the ingredients label.

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.

#3. Avoid milk chocolate products.

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.

#4. Limit the serving size.

15-30 grams is all you need per day. So don’t chow down on the entire bar.

But…

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.

 

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Screen Shot 2013-07-22 at 9.47.09 AM1. What are your favorite meals/snacks using chocolate?

2. Do you prefer 70%, 80%, 85%, or 90% cocoa content?

 

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26 responses to “4 Rules To Eating Chocolate #LLTV

  1. My god, this guy has great personality. I have no interest in chocolate,
    but this was so damned entertaining I watched the whole thing. I would love
    to hear more about Intermittent fasting though.

  2. I needed that information, my sister was driving me crazy by eating a bar of black chocolate every day and complaining about her diet that it doesn’t work :-S

  3. I’m so happy to know I did a good job picking out my own chocolate bar before watching this 🙂 endangered species dark chocolate bar… I get them from publix and winn dixie. Its soooo good!

  4. 1. can you give advise on Flax seed podwer, chia seeds added to protien podwer a pos or neg time of day etc.
    2.alternatives to sweet potatoes (gassy) Please

    Thank you sir!

  5. Well, it turns out my favorite chocolate won’t make the cut – not because of the no-no ingredients, but because it’s about 50% cocoa. I guess I’ll have to make my own dark, salted chocolate.

  6. Cuando me ven ponerle cacao a algunas recetas me miran raro porque dicen
    que el chocolate es malo… not so quick!
    El chocolate, si se mira qué se come no solo no es malo si no que es
    bastante saludable.

    Echad un ojo!

  7. One of my favorite recipes is a cacao nibs sprinkled homemade ice cream. Almond milk blended with whey protein and macadamia butter, pour it over a bowl of frozen berries…top with shredded coconut and cacao nibs…DAMN THAT’S GOOD

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