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Chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, is good for you. According to the Cleveland Clinic, dark chocolate promotes heart health, improved mood and cognitive function. The amount of carbohydrate in chocolate can vary, though. Read the label to determine how many carbohydrates your chocolate bar contributes to your daily intake.
The darker chocolate gets, the fewer carbohydrate grams it has. Dark chocolate also has more fiber, a type of carbohydrate you don’t digest. A 1.55-ounce milk chocolate bar has 26 grams of carbohydrate and 1.5 grams of fiber, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Nutrient Database. Your chocolate bar has 23 grams of carbohydrate and 3.5 grams of fiber if it contains 60 to 69 percent cacao. If you can stand the slightly bitter taste, 70 to 85 percent cacao dark chocolate provides 20 grams of carbohydrates and 4.8 grams of fiber per 1.55-ounce serving.
- Cleveland Clinic: Eating Chocolate can be Healthy
- U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Nutrient Database: Candies, Milk Chocolate
- U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Nutrient Database: Chocolate, Dark, 60-69% cacao solids
- U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Nutrient Database: Chocolate, Dark, 70-85% cacao solids
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