Is eating chocolate ever a good thing?

Absolutely! But make it the right sort and in the right quantity and you can be smug that you are actually doing your body a favour while enjoying a treat. 

Dark chocolate with minimum 70% cacao solids is the stuff to go for. 

A mini 15g bar ( see pic) is perfect after dinner treat. 

Dark good quality chocolate contains flavanols which may help lower ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol.

It’s also a source of iron, magnesium and zinc which support many functions in the body including the immune system, muscle and nerve function and energy levels. 

Too much of anything is not good so keep it to two squares or mini bar as seen in the pic and you will be getting a nutrient boost while not over dosing on saturated fat and calories. Enjoy!