Day 162/365: The Best Chocolates and its Secret Health Benefits
It is a popular belief that Belgian, German, and Swiss chocolates are the purest and least processed, retaining the smooth, creamy taste, the flavanoids, flavanol, and antioxidants that are naturally contained in the chocolate. Cocoa is not the primary ingredient in commercial chocolate bars and candy, but saturated vegetable fat and powdered milk, and this has caused chocolate to have a reputation of being fattening and tooth-decaying. But when true chocolate is manufactured, it contains natural ingredients, a higher percentage of cocoa solids, and low percentages of sugar. These are healthy chocolate products. There are organic chocolates, dairy-free or sugar-free chocolates, vegan chocolates, and healthy chocolate for dogs. Some gourmet chocolates are handmade into various treats.