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Dark Chocolate, Yummy in the Tummy!

This could be the best news you've heard all day.

Longevity specialist Dr. Michael Roizen was on Oprah a while back telling us all to eat more chocolate to increase longevity. Why? Well, dark chocolate (look for at least 60 percent cocoa) is a concentrated source of antioxidants, which protect cells from age-related damage. In fact, a 1 1/2-ounce square of chocolate may have as many cancer-fighting antioxidants as a five-ounce glass of red wine. (Wine and chocolate, can't get any better than that!) Only dark chocolate will do, but if you eat one ounce every day, you increase the level of healthy fat in your diet. What's more? The European Board of Health lists chocolate as a pre-digestive aid. So goodbye to the saying, "You'll spoil your dinner."

For Fit's pick for the best dark chocolate,

Dagoba Organic Chocolates. Dagoba is organic chocolate, which is always top on my list. Dagoba is:

...dedicated to the Art of Chocolate Alchemy: Transforming cacao into exquisite chocolate through Full Circle Sustainability* that blends quality, ecology, equity & community.

Basically Dagoba was born out of a love for the environment and the desire to protect and restore it - along with a deep passion for exquisite chocolate. That is enough to make my heart (and my chocolate) melt...

All that aside, the Dagoba chocolate is unbelievably delicious. They also have all sorts of interesting flavor combinations like lavender, mint and lime dark chocolate. With chocolate that is this good, it's hard to have just one ounce. Order some online here.

Fit's Tip: Stocking stuffer Alert! Dagoba is the perfect stocking stuffer that is tasty and good for you.

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jillybean72 jillybean72 8 years
If you want one of the best dark chocolates around look into Xocai dark chocolate. It is one of the only cold processed dark chocolates. It has one of the highest ORAC values of any chocolate around........I have been eating it for about two months now and have really noticed a difference.... kmapres@aol.com email me if you want the link to my website. I guess we are not allowed to post it. Although I see everyone else doing it....:)
Fitness Fitness 9 years
Hey Beachbarbie (and anyone else looking to gain weight)... check out, "You'll Gain More than You'll Lose" for some tips on healthy weight gain.
girly_girl girly_girl 9 years
Say it isn't so?!? :WOOT:
honey31 honey31 9 years
Im not crazy about dark chocolate but hay maybe Ill eat some lol.
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 9 years
Alright, I guess I'll replace my steak with dark chocolate, then.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 9 years
I knew dark chocolate was good because, of the anti-oxidants. But, I didn't realize anti-oxidants helped "protect cells from age related damage", and is a cancer fighter. I definitely need to get some dark chocolate, and acquire a taste for it. FitSugar, Can you gain some weight from this? I would really like to put on some weight. How much should I eat? I hope you see this question. I'll check back, and put this in my favorites, also. Please, feel free to pm, too. Also, how we talked about pilates, do you know of a good DVD I could buy? Thank you, for any advice. :) I really enjoy your Sugar area! :)
Kate-Needs-Help Kate-Needs-Help 9 years
Bring on the choccy!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
I THINK they sell this at Trader Joes.
DStirk DStirk 9 years
i can't wait to try it... totally putting on my 'to get' list!
scratch5 scratch5 9 years
My favorite flavor is the one with chilies and cinnamon. And also like the rose hips and dried raspberries. So tasty and so dark.
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