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Can you eat chocolate on a low carb diet?

November 4, 2019

Can you eat chocolate on a low carb diet?

It really depends on what kind of chocolate you're talking about. 

Dark Chocolate

Dark Chocolate that has more than 72%* cocoa solids can be good for you in small amounts. It has a lower carb count which means less of a chance for a blood spike, plus it is a food that contains flavonoids. Just like some veggies, fruits, and teas, the flavonoids in dark chocolate provide anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory actions that are good for your body. The higher the cocoa percentage, the lower the amount of sugar that has been added. 100% cocoa dark chocolate has 0 sugar -- but if you've tried it, you know it is an acquired taste. Many people who enjoy dark chocolate look for 70-72% so it is healthier but also not as bitter. A typical 1 ounce (28-gram) piece of dark chocolate contains about 10 net carbs and has a range from 15-23 on the glycemic index depending on the brand. 

Fifty50 Foods makes a sugar-free dark chocolate bar that tastes delicious and can be used in your favorite recipes. Our serving size is larger than an ounce, actually 40 grams, and contains only 3 net carbs. 

Milk Chocolate

As stated, many people say that dark chocolate is an acquired taste. In fact, most people (92% of Americans) prefer milk chocolate. Not a surprise since its sugar content is higher. A typical 1 ounce (28-gram) piece of milk chocolate contains about 16 net carbs and has a glycemic index of around 42, again, depending on the brand.

Fifty50 Foods makes a variety of sugar-free, low glycemic chocolate bars. Half a bar (1.4 ounces, 40-grams) has a glycemic index of 31 and net carbs that range from 1-3 depending on the bar. We offer 3 sugar-free milk chocolate options: Milk Chocolate [1 net carb], Crunch [3 net carbs], Almond [2 net carbs]. If you look at our reviews you will see why people love them. They fool even the pickiest eaters, and are great in recipes!

Posted: 11/4/2019 5:12:12 PM by WV Admin | with 3612 comments