Can Chocolates Prevent Cavities?
Is Chocolate A Health Food?
High in Anti-Oxidants: Chemists found large amounts of anti-oxidants in chocolate. Those are the chemicals that keep fat from clogging your arteries and increase your good cholesterol levels.
In fact, dark chocolate contains 10 times as much of the anti-oxidants as spinach and 15 times as much as broccoli.
Chocolate doesn’t rot your teeth
Chocolate may actually protect your teeth – it contains substances that work to prevent the formation of cavities. Milk chocolate in particular appears to protect tooth enamel. Because chocolate melts and leaves the mouth quite quickly, it doesn’t leave any residue stuck in the teeth.
The bad news: is that chocolate candies are often loaded with fats and sugar which can contribute to significant weight gain if you over do it.
If you’re a Chocoholic here is a suggestion that may satisfy that urge for chocolates while getting you the benefits of this amazing treat.
- Have just a few squares of dark chocolate instead of a whole lot of milk chocolate. Some people find that dark chocolate is far more satisfying than milk chocolate, particularly those brands that have 70 per cent cocoa solids. In addition the dark chocolates are the ones with the most antioxidants.
So it may be only a matter of time before your doctor tells you “Take a candy bar and call me in the morning.” The chocoholics knew it all along: Those who have been self-medicating with a few chosen chocolate candies were simply ahead of their time.
Dr. Jacques Doueck DDS