Chocolate myths 1. Chocolate causes pimples. False. In fact,
1. Chocolate causes
In fact, it is the
milk in chocolate that can contribute to pimples. Real
chocolate, which is bitter, contains antioxidants which actually
help your skin look better.
2. Chocolate causes
Cocoa butter in
chocoalate coats teeth, lowering the likelihood of teeth decay.
While it is high in sugar, chocolate melts in your mouth quickly,
reducing the amount of time that bacteria can attack your teeth
and cause cavities.
3. Chocolate is high in
The amount fo caffeine in
an ounce of chocolate contains 6mg of caffeine, whereas an
average cup of coffee contains
4. Chocolate causes heart
Real chocolate can
help prevent heart problems as cocoa butter reduces cholesterol.
It also contains vital minerals and vitamins such as iron,
magnesium, calcium and potassium, which contribute to general
5. Chocolate causes
Dark chocolate is a
great source of antioxidants that protect you from toxic elements
in the environment, for example cigarette smoke. In addition,
dark chocolate has four times the amount of anti oxidants as
green tea: 100ml of green tea contains 13.9mg of catechins, (anti
oxidants that fight cancer), but 100g of chocolate has
Dark chocolate is good for you, and consuming small amounts daily
is beneficial to your health.