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Ask the Diva: Are Cocoa Nibs a Healthy Treat?

Q. I was questioning if you can obtain the benefits of dark chocolate from chocolate nibs. It appears to me that this would be an excellent way to avoid unneeded sugar consumption.

A. Absolutely! Cocoa nibs are pieces of roasted cacao beans that have actually not been even more refined right into cacao butter, chocolate powder, and/or chocolate. If you like the means they taste (they have an intense chocolate preference however no sweetness to balance the bitterness), cocoa nibs can be a method to obtain the benefits of chocolate without the sugar that is usually included to make delicious chocolate. They still consist of plenty of fat, however. An ounce of cocoa nibs has about 13 grams of fat and 130 calories-something to bear in mind when snacking.

Unsweetened cocoa powder is additionally a focused resource of the flavanols that make chocolate suitable for you-and is essentially fat-free. Inspect my episode on just how to make the best smoothie as well as find out ways to make my renowned banana-peanut-butter-cocoa smoothie mix. You can also use cacao powder in savory meals like chili. If you have a copy of my book, Secrets for a Healthy Diet, view page 220 for my dish for Chili disadvantage Cocoa!

For also a lot more on chocolate, see these tips on the healthiest sorts of delicious chocolate and also discover whether milk cancels the health and wellness benefits of chocolate.

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Ask the Diva: Are Cocoa Nibs a Healthy Treat?


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