Tip of the Week: Chocolate gains more accolades as cardio-protective. Are you satisfying your heart and sweet-tooth?

By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2012-07-05 23:52:43 -0500
Started 2012-06-11 23:27:43 -0500

Yet another study sings the praises of chocolate as being heart healthy.


(ignore what you see, the link does go to the proper article)

It seems the polyphenols in chocolate are indeed good for the heart but it must be dark chocolate that is 60% cocoa or more. Most people like chocolate but it must the dark variety. I have found that since starting I can tolerate even 90% cocoa chocolate. This has the benefit of upping the polyphenols and lowering my sugar intake.

Do you eat chcocolate and, if so, what is the highest cocoa content you can tolerate?


2 replies

re1ndeer 2012-07-05 00:13:15 -0500 Report

I love dark chocolate, but I don't eat much of it. Maybe 1/2 oz. per week. I like to have the mini chocolate chips. I will just take a small "shot glass" full and eat it as a snack.
During the winter months, I love homade hot cocoa, with mini- marshmellows.
I never really looked at the % of cocoa in the chocolate.
I just know it is good.

HeartHawk 2012-07-05 23:52:43 -0500 Report


The secret is to get the cocoa and lose the sugar. Look for high-cocoa content chocolate (at least 70%) sweetened with something other than sugar.