Why Does Chocolate Have a Low GI

If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, you don’t need to eat low, or reduced-sugar chocolate to avoid high blood glucose levels.

By: Professor Jennie Brand-Miller

Although most chocolate has a relatively high added sugar content, it doesn’t have a big impact on your blood glucose levels. In fact, the average GI is around 45 because the high fat content slows the rate that the sugars are released from the stomach into the intestine, and absorbed into the blood. If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, you don’t need to eat low, or reduced-sugar chocolate to avoid high blood glucose levels. Two …

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Can Chocolate Reduce Stress?

Chocolate is a calorie laden food but the benefits of this treat outweigh the caloric load as long as you keep the portions small.

By: Roberta Lee M.D.

If you love chocolate, you’re not alone. It turns out that the average person in the United States consumes approximately 12 pounds of chocolate a year. That might sound like a lot of chocolate, but I actually recommend that my patients — especially those who are chronically stressed or what I would describe as SuperStressed — indulge in 1 ounce of high quality and high cocoa mass chocolate a day, and that …

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