The best part of chocolate’s allure is the taste. Did you know that while tasting chocolate endorphins are released that are compared to a runners high or being in love. Some people have even gone as far as to say they are addicted to chocolate. It is a proven fact that people crave chocolate. Scientific studies have shown that out of all of the cravings someone gets for a certain type of food 50 percent are for chocolate, compared to only 15 percent that are simply for something sweet. So, a milk or dark chocolate gift is a perfect way to show your love. Now you only need to choose between the two which is better?
If you know that the person you have in mind loves chocolate but their favorite chocolate is dark chocolate then your decision should be easy, however if they prefer milk chocolate it may be worth convincing them to switch to dark. Dark chocolate is a healthier choice.
In a traditional box of milk chocolates, with a serving size of 2 or three pieces, you are looking at around 220 calories and 120 calories from fat. With dark chocolate gift boxes, in a serving size of 4 pieces, there are only about 200 Calories and 110 calories from fat. Moreover, A dark chocolate gift offers that special someone less cholesterol, less saturated fat, more iron, and more dietary fiber than a milk chocolate gift. Dark chocolate also offers no sodium. On the other hand milk chocolate does offer a bit more calcium and a gram more protein.
Additionally a dark chocolate gift will have health benefits that are not offered in a milk chocolate gift. Dark chocolate contains two powerful antioxidants. The first are known as polyphenols. Polyphenols are in the families of procyanidins and epicatechins which help produce collagen and elasticity, and can also lead to a stronger circulatory system. Polyphenols are the same antioxidants found in gapes and wine. They can also be found certain plants and vegetables. The second is epicatechin; epicatachins are known to reduce the risk of stroke, heart failure, cancer and diabetes, four of the main health problems in America. Milk Chocolate, on the other hand, has no antioxidants, because the milk binds the antioxidant which negates the potential health benefits. In order to cash in on the benefits of chocolate you need to have 70% cocoa solids and no milk.
If you cannot convince the person you have in mind to switch to dark chocolate and a milk chocolate gift remains better than a dark chocolate gift in their don’t worry. Even though there are no health benefits in milk chocolate they still make a great gift.A precautionary warning: a dark chocolate gift can bring some healthful benefits to the person you have in mind. However, it is important to note that over indulgence in any type of chocolate whether it be dark chocolate or milk chocolate is not good for your health. The benefits only outweigh the consequences when eating dark chocolate in moderation.