Who said chocolates cannot be healthy? Here are 5 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate for everyone!

Do you like chocolate and secretly wish for chocolate to be good for health?
Did you know that chocolate was the food of Gods?
Are you already getting bored with my questions?
Okay, fret not! Here are the answers to the above questions.

Chocolate history states it as the food of gods. Mayans using chocolate goes back to 2000 B.C. Yes, that old! Talking about it, I think dark chocolate is one of the best types of chocolate. Also, dark chocolate (50% cacao or more) is helpful for health.

But….. yes, there’s a but involved. The catch here is “moderation.” Dark chocolate consumed in moderation has several health benefits. To make it easy for you, I’ll list the Top 5 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate when consumed in moderation.

Top 5 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate:

50% of cacao is dark chocolate. So if you want to buy dark chocolate, look for a minimum of 50% cacao. Cacao has anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that can benefit your health in the following ways;

1.Dark Chocolate can protect your heart:

Dark Chocolate has a direct connection to your heart. Yes, it makes you happy! But it also has anti-inflammatory effects that help prevent blood clots and guard your heart against cardiovascular diseases. Who knew a bite of dark chocolate can be like a shield for your heart, right?

2. Will consuming dark chocolate improve my vision?

A few studies have observed that people eating dark chocolate experience better vision than those eating milk chocolates. This is not something for the long run, but hey, it can be good for your eyesight.

3. What’s so Nutritious about dark chocolates?

Dark chocolate is nutritious. It is rich in fiber, iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, and many other minerals. For the health-conscious folks, here is the breakdown;

1 square of dark chocolate (70-85% cacao) has the following nutrition: Calories – 170, Protein – 2 grams, Fat – 12 grams, Carbohydrates – 13 grams, Fiber – 3 grams, and Sugar – 7 grams. (Source – WebMD)

4. Can dark chocolate reduce my diabetes risk?

Separate studies prove that the anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties in dark chocolate show positive effects against insulin resistance. Hence, in the long run, this might help reduce the risk of diabetes.

5. Dark chocolate can regulate your Blood Pressure too!

Did you know? The endothelial cells in your heart maintain blood flow at a steady level. So the next time you have blood pressure issues, it’s time to start consuming a bite of dark chocolate daily.

Now that you know about the health benefits of dark chocolate, your next question will be which dark chocolate is best in India and which one should you opt for?

Luckily, multiple dark chocolate brands are available in India. These include the best artisan chocolate and bean-to-bar chocolate brands. One such brand is Bee Tee’s Melt.

Bee Tee’s Melt is a bean-to-bar dark chocolate brand in India. They follow a bean-to-bar chocolate process. It starts with sourcing the beans by working with artisans, cacao farmers from Kerala and Vietnam. They will roast, grind, mold, and also pack and deliver chocolate to your doorstep.

All the chocolate ingredients are present in the pack. No additional preservatives, no cocoa powder, no artificial sweeteners, or flavours are present in the chocolate bars. So if you’re looking for the best artisan chocolate, Bee Tee’s Melt is the answer.

I tried a few of the dark chocolate bars. It will surprise you to know they have gluten-free and vegan dark chocolate options too.

72% Dark Chocolate with Palm sugar – Vegan friendly

48% Milk Chocolate

54% Coconut Milk Chocolate – Vegan friendly

The milk chocolates are sweet, and I like the taste. The dark chocolate flavor surprised me with its sweet taste. All thanks for including palm sugar! Hence this is my favorite of the lot. Whether celebrating the chocolate day or improving your chocolate game, Bee Tee’s Melt has precisely what every chocolate lover wants – A good, sweet, and healthy chocolate!

You can check them out and buy Bee Tee’s Melt chocolate online too.

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24 Comments Add yours

  1. Well I’m a dark chocolate fan through and through. It’s amazing to know about artisan and bean-to-bar chocolate brands.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Now you have got more benefits to much on your favourite 🙂

  2. I am a dark chocolate lover. But have never had coconut milk chocolate. Now, that’s on my list.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      That’s a great choice

  3. Alpana Deo says:

    I am not a dark chocolate lover. But I know about the health benefits. Coconut milk chocolate is a new flavor to me. Also no use of artificial sweeter is promising about this brand.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      That’s one of the main highlight for sure

  4. I generally prefer dark chocolate with min >80% of darkness
    The Betee looks really tempting and yummy. I’ll check it out in their website now

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      That’s great to know.. I usually prefer a 60-70% dark chocolate content

  5. Sanjay Thampy says:

    That’s definitely some dark secrets revealed.
    But definitely a sweet one.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Indeed is

  6. Raksha says:

    I knew dark chocolate is good for health but did not know that it has so many benefits., especially the nutritional value.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      It’s quite surprising for sure

  7. Swati Mathur says:

    I have a sweet tooth.. God to know that there are so many health benefits of dark chocolate. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Anytime, always happy to 🙂

  8. Harjeet Kaur says:

    I had given up eating chocolate but you have given me s much joy. You shared that it makes one happy, this I knew but good for diabetes and blood pressure was new for me. Hola to guilt-free Melt Chocolate munching!

  9. yes dark chocolates offer many health benefits. and I always prefer to use dark one at my place. the brand you suggested looking really promising. would love to give this a try.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      That’s great to know

  10. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    I recently tried BeeTee’s chocolates and was quite surprised! It is so nice to see the healthy chocolate trend catching on in India too.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Couldn’t agree more with you

  11. MeenalSonal says:

    Good to know about the healthy benefits of the dark chocolate that are less discussed, now people can relish Dark chocolate while being guilt free too.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Exactly, that’s what makes it amazing

  12. I am a huge Dark Chocolate lover. And the numerous benefits that you shared here have indeed shooed away all my guilt which usually encircles me after eating every bite of dark chocolate. Thank you for sharing infos.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      I know right, now you can indulge and enjoy guiltfree

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