I know that during the holiday season a lot of chocolate can be found in every corner of your life. Don’t worry about it. Chocolate, despite what you’ve been taught since you were young, is not bad for you. Yes, if you overindulge, like with any other food or beverage, there will be consequences. Use some restraint and practice moderation. With moderation, you can enjoy all sorts of marvelous things in life.
I wanted you to read what the Department of Agriculture and the Journal of the American Chemical Society had to say about chocolate. I’m providing a couple of links so that you can continue reading all the Facts and Fallacies surrounding this decadent Food of the Gods.
Top Antioxidant Foods
*ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is a measure of the ability of foods to subdue harmful oxygen free radicals that can damage our bodies. Source: Data from U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
ORAC* Grams (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) Units per 100
Dark Chocolate 13,120
Milk Chocolate 6,740
Brussels sprouts 980
Alfalfa sprouts 930
Broccoli florets 890
Grapes, red 739
Red bell pepper 710
Exercise is a dirty word... Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate!