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Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter!

I never used to like dark chocolate until I started to eat the high fat low carbohydrate way! I discovered that 90% cocoa solids dark chocolate is high in fat and low in carbohydrates and tastes delicious with 100% smooth peanut butter! The combination of dark chocolate and smooth peanut butter melting in the mouth is a real treat! And that is what I keep it as - a treat when I feel the need of something tasty!

To summarise, 1 x 10g square of 90% dark chocolate combines with 5g of smooth 100% peanut butter gives you:

90 Calories, 7.5g Fat, 2.5g Protein, 3.5g Carbs, 1.5g Sugars and 1.5g Dietary Fibre

Dark chocolate is known as a Superfood and there are a few reasons why.

  • It has a high antioxidant content - this means that it helps to protect the body from the damage caused by free radicals. The higher the percentage of cocoa solids or cacao in the chocolate, the higher the content of antioxidants.

  • It can help to control cholesterol levels by reducing levels of so-called bad cholesterol (LDL) and raising the good levels (HDL). This in turn improves heart health and reduces the risk of stroke.

  • It is rich in minerals such as potassium, zinc and selenium.

  • It contains flavanols, which are active antioxidants and are thought to help reduce memory loss in older people.

By adding 5g of 100% peanut butter to your 10g of dark chocolate, besides the taste you will get additional benefits.

100% peanut butter contains only peanuts, nothing else, and is therefore a whole food. The salt and sugar that regular peanut butter contains are not beneficial for the body and make this type of peanut butter not a whole food.

Other nutrients not mentioned above that are contained in 100% peanut butter are vitamin E, folate, niacin, thiamin, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous and copper!

Now, if you top your one square (10g) of dark chocolate with 5g of natural peanut butter, and let it melt in your mouth, you are in for a luxurious experience!