Chocolate: The News is Still Good
Timeless Nutrition Tip
Chocolate often receives bad press. Chocolate is rich in antioxidant compounds called polyphenols. For example, a single 40-gram bar of milk chocolate contains more than 300 milligrams of polyphenols, equivalent to the amount in a day's worth of fruits and vegetables.
The news gets better: Dark chocolate provides twice as much. Therefore, chocolate may actually promote health. Really. Of course, patients with obesity or diabetes should avoid candy and chocolate, because of unwanted sugar.
Dark Chocolate Sauce
Torani Dark Chocolate Sauce is a great product to use for getting the benefits of dark chocolate. It is made in the USA of all natural ingredients, including real butter and heavy cream. This chocolate sauce makes a fantastic, rich caffe mocha. You can also use it as a fruit dip. Or how about...
Best Banana Split
Slice a banana lengthwise and then into 4 spears. Top bananas with plain yogurt; drizzle with maple syrup and Torani Dark Chocolate Sauce. Serve immediately.
Chocolate Mocha Pudding Tarts
Press a macaroon into a mini cupcake tin. Using a small ice cream scoop, place one scoop chocolate pudding into the muffin cup. Chill for 30 minutes. Drizzle with Torani Dark Chocolate before serving. If desired, garnish with fresh fruit and mint leaves.
It's a relief to know that for most of us, a modest consumption of a tasty treat can actually be beneficial.