Sweet Benefits of Chocolate

Healthy Eating Can Be Sweet

Chocolate may be sweet, rich and delicious, but it also can provide health benefits when consumed in moderation. Cocoa, one of the main ingredients in chocolate, is packed full of healthy nutrients such as flavonoids and theobromine. Here’s a list of ways that chocolate can benefit your health.

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January 28, 2014

Last Updated:
April 7, 2014

More About Healthy Eating and Diet

Healthy eating and diet is important for a person's overall health. A part of healthy eating and diet is understanding how nutrition plays a part in what you eat.

Nutrition is the process of your body breaking down food to use for energy in the body. Food contains nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water that help keep you healthy.

Some of the keys to healthy eating are:

  • Eat different foods including vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products.
  • Eat lean meats, poultry, fish, low-fat dairy products, and beans.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Limit your sugar, salt, alcohol, saturated fat, and trans fat.

For more information and personalized advice on how to eat healthily, talk to your doctor.