Chocolate 101: The Healthy Ways to Indulge

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Did you know that North Americans eat about an estimated 12 pounds of chocolate a year? But the Swiss are known to eat the most chocolate at 22 pounds a year! But how healthy is chocolate? Registered dietitian Sue Mah took us through four of the most popular types of chocolate available in the market and tells us which ones are the healthiest options for this Valentine's Day.

1. Cocoa nibs

Chocolate nibs

What is it exactly?

What are the health benefits?

How much of it should we consume?

What's the best way to consume it?

Try this cocoa nibs recipe: Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies »

2. Cocoa powder

Cocoa powder

What are the benefits?

What's the best way to consume it?

What should we look for?

Try this cocoa powder recipe: Healthier Double Chocolate Cake »

3. Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate

What is it exactly?

What are the health benefits?

How much of it should we consume?

What's the best way to consume it?

Try this dark chocolate recipe: Chocolate and Hazelnut Baci »

4. Milk and white chocolate

What is it exactly?

Are there any health benefits?

What's the best way to consume it?

Try this recipe: White Chocolate Pomegranate Trifle