Moderate amounts of high-quality dark chocolate is good for us. YAY! Research has shown that dark chocolate contains polyphenols called proantocyanidins, which appear to slow the progress of certain cancers. These polyphenols cause a sharp drop in a receptor essential to the blood vessel growth of tumors.
The darker the chocolate the less the sugar, and the higher the potency. I like Lindt and Ghiradelli's 85% dark and Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Lovers bar.
The recommended amount to consume in order to reap its benefits is about 40 grams (1.5 ounces) a day. Be careful that you don't have more than about 5g of sugar in a serving...you want to control spikes in your blood glucose levels.
Melt Dark Chocolate over very low heat or in a double boiler and drizzle over berries for a fantastic treat that meets Cancer diet guidelines.
~ Munch on! ♥