Chocolate knowledge: is there healthy chocolate?

Schokowissen: Gibt es gesunde Schokolade?
While everyone is currently busy integrating a healthier lifestyle into everyday life, a particularly delicious food is still wrongly considered to be exclusively unhealthy. When it comes to thinking about healthy eating, chocolate is simply left out. However, if you take a closer look at the list of ingredients, it quickly becomes clear that there are big differences here and that not all chocolates can be lumped together. Because when it comes to the ingredients, the wheat is separated from the chaff or the “healthy” from the unhealthy chocolate.

Is chocolate healthy...or can it even be?

That is probably the crucial question. And the answer is (unfortunately) a bit more complicated. In short, there are a lot of studies that confirm that dark chocolate in particular has many health-promoting aspects. According to researchers, chocolate helps with weight loss , the theobromine it contains fights tooth decay , and it even contains fiber and vitamin D. What we can confirm from our own empirical observations and what researchers have also checked: Chocolate helps against stress . So there are enough documented reasons to believe that chocolate can generally be considered healthy.

But which chocolate is healthy?

Unfortunately, we have to disappoint fans of white or milk chocolate at this point. Because while the so-called dark chocolate or - as we prefer to call it - dark chocolate is considered healthy, this is not true for white or milk chocolate. The latter usually consist of milk powder and sugar to a large extent and can therefore not be regarded as healthy. Of course, these are also available as vegan milk chocolate , as dark milk chocolate or with a sugar substitute. Ultimately, however, the description “healthy” just doesn’t really apply here. Whether light or dark - we would still always recommend enjoying really good chocolate. Because it just makes you happy. And if you use high-quality chocolate , you still have real cocoa butter and chocolate from fair and fine conditions. By the way: at Theyo we not only have a large selection of healthy and vegan chocolate . When it comes to packaging, our partner manufacturers are also very careful to use materials that are as sustainable as possible. For example, the inner packaging of Chocolate Tree is biodegradable and the outer packaging is printed with organic colors.

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On the dark side of Chocolate

Would you rather enjoy the healthy chocolate? Also no problem. The rule of thumb here is: the darker the better! Because: the less sugar the chocolate contains, the greater the cocoa content. And while sugar - as everyone knows - does not have any healthy attributes, cocoa mass is considered very healthy. Seen in this way, 100 percent chocolate is at the forefront! There is no sugar here at all, the chocolate consists exclusively of cocoa mass and added cocoa butter. If you dare to go here, we naturally have a few selected 100% bars in our shop. And even if that sounds more like a threat to some: There are definitely 100% chocolates that come across as creamy, fruity or nutty. If you like dark chocolate, you will definitely love dark chocolate! But the same applies to around 70% of chocolate: in moderation, it can contribute to a healthy lifestyle for those who consciously enjoy it!

Really good chocolate: good for everyone!

Real sustainability doesn't just stop with the packaging. The University of Oxford found out that industrially produced chocolate has a similarly bad CO2 footprint as beef. In contrast, most of the chocolates in our shop are climate-neutral. How it works? The cocoa trees are grown in agroforestry systems so that the CO2 saved there can offset the further processing steps.
Would you like to learn more about really good chocolate, how it is made and above all the taste? Then drop by one of ourchocolate tastings !

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