|Chocolate Sauce with Poached Pear|
Many of us find it surprising that pure chocolate is actually low in calories. It is somewhat better known that chocolate has health benefits like being heart healthy (compounds in pure chocolate appear to be highly protective against the oxidation of LDL), mind boosting (high-flavanol cocoa improves blood flow to the brain), skin protecting (flavonols protect against sun-induced damage and thicken your skins sun fighting mechanisms),and overall health promoting (contains more antioxidant activity, polyphenols and flavanols than other fruits tested including blueberries and Acai berries). It is the sugar, butter and type of milk we add to the chocolate that adds the calories.
|Dark Chocolate Easily Found at the Grocery Store for Cooking|
|Grilled Peaches with Homemade Chocolate Suace|