Wednesday, 27 September 2017
CHOCOLATE FIGHT: MILK CHOCOLATE VS DARK CHOCOLATE
This is for all the chocolate lovers. They say chocolates are guilty pleasures, but when you think about the health benefits, they are not so sinful at all. Dark chocolate and milk chocolate are two of the world’s famous and well-loved chocolate types. The dark one has at least 60% more cocoa than the white one. However, this is not where their health benefit fight stop.
=> ABOUT Both chocolates are made with cocoa, which has flavonoid. So higher the amount of cocoa, higher the amount of flavonoid. When it comes to how the two are made, dark chocolate has small sugar content and vanilla. It also has cocoa liquor, powder, and butter. On the other hand, milk chocolate has the same ingredients but has more sugar and milk. Hence milk chocolate has high calorific value.
=> HEALTH BENEFITS Now let’s talk about the health benefits of both dark and milk chocolate. The battle between dark and milk chocolate all boils down to the possible health benefits. Flavonoid is said to have the ability to lower blood pressure while increasing the good cholesterol in the body. It also reduces the risk of blood clotting and improves the performance of the brain. If you are feeling down, flavonoid can help pick you up and even sustain the flexibility of your blood vessels. Flavonoids are also believed to be effective in fighting off certain cancers. It also increases your basal metabolic rate (BMR) and hence helps you to lose weight. Since dark chocolate has more flavonoid content, you can say that this has more benefits than milk chocolate.
=> DARK CHOCOLATE VS MILK CHOCOLATE. Dark chocolates have five grams of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, almost two grams more than milk chocolates. Dark chocolate is a much healthier because it only has half the sugar content of sugar, but boasts four times more fiber content. Of course, milk chocolates have more calcium due to the high milk content. However, the iron levels you get in dark chocolates are much higher than white. Plus, dark ones have more magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus.
=> AND THE WINNER IS. Both have their own benefits, but if you take a good look at it, there is no denying that dark chocolate has more health benefits than milk chocolate.