Satisfy Your Chocolate Craving...just chose the right kind of chocolate...The flavonoids in dark chocolate help reduce insulin resistance by helping your cells to function normally and regain the ability to use your body's insulin efficiently. Dark chocolate also has a low glycemic index, meaning it won't cause huge spikes in blood sugar levels and the magnesium in chocolate helps prevent type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease...so it's good for your heart and colon. Pick some dark chocolate like Ghirardelli cocoa 86% Dark Chocolate, not as sweet as the 72% one, but it is so intense that 2 small squares are all you want....chose the lower-in-sugar kinds and indulge in moderation.
Maybe try this for a treat...Chocolate-Almond Butter Fondue
In a microwave safe bowl combine 2 tsp. of dark chocolate chips with 2 tsp. of almond butter...microwave until melted about 20 seconds, add 5 second intervals... if needed and then when soft... stir to combine...Dip in Fresh Strawberries.
Skip the crisps, instead try air-popped popcorn....It has protein, minerals and vitamins… and lots of fiber and not hydrogenated oils. Popcorn is one of the healthiest foods anyone can eat!
Maybe try Artic Zero ice milk...150 calories for the whole pint...the chocolate is really good. Expensive ...I think it's $4.99 for the pint but worth it in my opinion as it is almost guilt free.
Here is a good link about veggies and fruits www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/5-easy-w
Edited by: SUNSHINE6442 at: 1/7/2014 (07:33)