Is chocolate bad for you?
Chocolate is not very good for you. Don't eat too much of it too
often or you will get sick and fat. Only a little bit once in a
blue moon wouldn't hurt you.
According to Dr. Andrew Weil, "My preferred way to get the
health benefits chocolate has to offer is enjoying an ounce or two
of dark chocolate that's 70 percent cocoa several times a week. You
have no cause for concern about the fat in dark chocolate - it is
stearic acid, a type of saturated fat that does not raise
cholesterol levels. And chocolate that is 70 percent cocoa does not
contain much sugar."
Chocolate is not nutritionally bad as such. But it is high in
sugar and fat, and contains relatively few other valuable
nutrients. Recently, very dark chocolate has been found to provide
anti-oxidants, but it is still high in calories. So all chocolate
should be eaten responsibly, in small amounts, as a special treat
rather than as a daily habit.