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How healthy is chocolate?

  1. Chocolate is perhaps the tastiest candy and it can even be very healthy! White chocolate, milk chocolate and nougat chocolate are not healthy because they contain very little cocoa. Pre-manufactured chocolate milk from the supermarket is also not healthy. Only dark chocolate and cocoa powder. Dark, bitter, dark chocolate contains the most cocoa. Cocoa is a substance with all kinds of healthy properties.

Where does cocoa come from?

  1. Cocoa is made from the cocoa fruit that grows on a cocoa tree. The fruit is quite large and contains about 20-40 large cocoa seeds. The tree only grows in the tropics. The seeds are covered by a white, lychee

When can something be called dark chocolate?

  1. The Dutch Commodities Act has imposed strict requirements on the criteria of milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Something can be called chocolate if it contains 32% cocoa. It is then called milk chocolate. If it contains 54% it can be called pure. If the percentage is higher than 65%, it may be called extra bitter. It is clear that dark chocolate or extra bitter chocolate is the healthiest. Some bars contain 85% cocoa and call it dark chocolate. Realize that dark chocolate from 54% cocoa still contains 46% bad substances such as sugar

Candy versus chocolate

  1. Sugar and fructose in candy is responsible for: diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease

Cocoa eating tips

  1. Eat muesli with a teaspoon of cocoa. Sweeten the muesli with dried cranberries, strawberries, dried figs or honey, Take a dark chocolate bar on the train, Eat homemade muesli with cocoa powder in the morning. Leave other sweets but concentrate on chocolate, Make your own chocolate milk from cocoa, hot water or hot organic milk, Add some cocoa powder to the coffee; that is a nice coffee variation, Make chocolate ice cream yourself by mixing homemade ice cream with a few teaspoons of cocoa powder, Learn to make a chocolate sauce au bain marie, Make your own sandwich spread: in a jar of semi-empty peanut butter, make a mixture of 2 teaspoons cocoa, peanut butter and honey, Add pure cocoa to the yogurt, Make cocoa butter yourself by mixing butter with cocoa and cream honey. This is a tasty sandwich spread.

  2. Eat muesli with a teaspoon of cocoa. Sweeten the muesli with dried cranberries, strawberries, dried figs or honey, Take a dark chocolate bar on the train, Eat homemade muesli with cocoa powder in the morning. Leave other sweets but concentrate on chocolate, Make chocolate milk yourself from cocoa, hot water or hot organic milk, Add some cocoa powder to the coffee; that is a nice coffee variation, Make chocolate ice cream yourself by mixing homemade ice cream with a few teaspoons of cocoa powder, Learn to make a chocolate sauce au bain marie, Make your own sandwich spread: in a jar of semi-empty peanut butter, make a mixture of 2 teaspoons cocoa, peanut butter and honey, Add pure cocoa to the yogurt, Make cocoa butter yourself by mixing butter with cocoa and cream honey. This is a tasty sandwich spread.



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