The Health Benefits of Chocolate
Do you want to eat chocolate but still stay healthy? Nutritionist Diane Vizthum has a sweet solution! #hopkinshealthhacks Yes, says Johns Hopkins nutritionist Diane Vizthum, M.S., as long as you follow these simple guidelines: • Eat mindfully — don’t gobble up an entire box of chocolate in front of the TV. • Plan your portion size — an ounce is a nice bite-size treat. • Try dark chocolate. It contains powerful antioxidants. • Read the label — chocolate with at least 70% cacao provides the most health benefits. • Enjoy it! Making chocolate off-limits can increase cravings and feelings of guilt. If you need help, or if you struggle with controlling your diet, talk to a registered dietitian or nutritionist. Find more tips for healthy eating: www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/healthy-woman.