There’s nothing better to indulge your sweet tooth than one (or all) of these top 3 organic dark chocolates that are our personal favorites in the world of healthy sweets! Each brand uses only premium organic certified ingredients to prepare some of the most delicious AND health-friendly goodies you’ve ever tried!
It’s much wiser to choose dark chocolate over milk chocolate, because its ingredients are far better for your well-being thanks to their essential nutrients. First and foremost, this kind of edible is made from the cocoa tree’s seed, which is one of the best antioxidant sources on Earth. Detailed researches consolidate that the real organic dark chocolate can really improve the overall health and lower the heart disease risk.
Green & Black’s Organic Dark Chocolate(70% Cocoa content)
Equal Exchange Organic Panama Extra Dark Chocolate(80% Cocoa content)
Endangered Species Extreme Dark Chocolate(88% Cocoa content)
100 gr of dark chocolate with between 70-85% of cocoa content contains:
- 67% of the RDA for Iron
- 98% of the RDA for Manganese
- 11 grams of fiber
- Phosphorous, zinc, selenium and potassium
- 58% of the RDA for Magnesium
- 89% of the RDA for Copper
- 600 calories
Dark chocolate’s health benefits:
- Pure cocoa is loaded with minerals and has a decent amount of soluble fiber.
- It has sun protective properties. Owing to the flavonols in the chocolate, the derm is shielded from sun damage.
- The cocoa in the dark chocolate is a source of strong antioxidants.
- Dark chocolate prevents bad cholesterol (LDL) from oxidation and raises the good cholesterol (HDL).
- The dark chocolate’s dense cocoa content might lower cardiovascular disease risk.
- Black chocolate tends to improve brain function. Again we have the cocoa’s flavonol to thank, because it also improves the blood flow to the brain. It has a high chance of strongly boosting the cognitive function and the verbal fluency.
- Dark chocolate might lower blood pressure, improve blood flow and blood circulation.
Do you know how the Cocoa tree and raw cocoa beans actually look like?
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