Chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, contains antioxidants that promote heart health. The cocoa used to make chocolate is rich in flavonoids (also found in green tea, red wine, apples and grapes) that are linked to a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Dark chocolate also contains cocoa phenols, which studies have found to lower blood pressure. Oleic acid, one of the "good" fats, which is also found in olive oil, accounts for one-third of the fat in chocolate. It has been shown to be heart healthy.
White chocolate does not have the same health merits because it is not made with cocoa.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Per Serving: 264 calories, 18g fat, 22g carbs, 5g protein,1g fiber, 50mg sodium
NOTE: This recipe is OK for those on the LMD (Low Microbial Diet), if consumed within 24 hours of baking.