I saw Cynthia Sass on Martha recently. She was explaining why we should eat 70% cocoa dark chocolate EVERY day. Sounds like my kind of plan!
Here are just a few of the reasons her site mentions:
Compared to milk chocolate eaters those who downed dark chocolate ate 15% fewer calories without even trying and reported fewer cravings for sweet, salty and fatty foods.
Dark chocolate contains magnesium, a mineral that can help alleviate PMS symptoms, including cramps, water retention, fatigue, depression, and irritability.
Irritability and fatigue ? I have no idea what these words mean. I am always calm and energized. Ha, I wish! I bought a bar of Lindt Excellence @ Homegoods ($1.99). I really enjoyed it! Can’t say that I didn’t exceed the daily allowance though. Baby steps, right?