Excuse me while I lick the chocolate off my fingers so I can write this post. Or is it Cacao? Or maybe Cocoa? All I know is that it's brown and it sure taste good. Okay, that sounded weird... let's back up...
Unless you happen to be a dog or a cat (which is a huge demographic for us) you have probably spent many a days eating, savoring and feeling the Good that comes from Chocolate. While Chocolate is a sweet treat that taste terrific, the magic of Chocolate goes beyond taste.
Chocolate is packed with antioxidants. Need a refresher on why antioxidants are important? Take a look at our Baobab Fruit and Antioxidants article. Of course not all Chocolate is loaded with antioxidants, and how it is processed has a direct impact on the nutrients in the chocolate. We could go on and on with boring words to describe Chocolate, but why not spend 4 minutes and watch this very entertaining video on all things Chocolate from the SciShow -
Cats can't taste sweets? Why isn't the suicide rate among cats higher? Man, life without sweets...hard to find the Good in that. Seriously, for us humans there are a lot of positives about Chocolate, but you want to go with things that have a higher Cacao level. Many of the "chocolate candy bars" have more milk and fat than Cacao. Look for a bar that is 60% or higher in Cacao and you will be Feeling The Good of Chocolate!
The Science of Chocolate via Gizmodo.