For many years, experts felt that chocolate was harmful to one's health. The issue is that not all chocolate is created equal.
There are numerous options, ranging from ultra-sweet milk chocolate to the most bitter dark chocolate. So the question is whether we should group them all together.
The reality of chocolate turns out to be a little more difficult than we anticipated. And the most recent studies may be just what chocolate lovers have been waiting for.
Modern chocolate is blended with cream and sugar to make milk chocolate. Sugary snacks become unhealthy as nutrition guidance evolved.
With news of open research studies, the pendulum swung back. Nutritionists now recommend little doses of dark chocolate for health benefits.
Dark chocolate contains flavonoids, a heart-healthy chemical in berries and teas. Dark chocolate contains four times more flavonoids than tea. Indeed. Chocolate may protect the heart.
The story is more complicated. Dark chocolate flavonoid bioavailability may increase with sugar. How these chemicals interact in the body is unknown.
Meshulam said the egg, avocado, fruit, and toast deliver good fats, antioxidants, fiber, and energy. Vitamin D and iron are essential for bone and muscle growth.