Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Chocolate diet

When we discuss about chocolate, the first thing in mind is either its sweetness or your favorite snack later on. Chocolate does deliver positive energy for us. For me, a cup of hot chocolate during rainy day is enough to comfort under a cold weather. During mood swings or unhappy events, a chocolate ice-cream or chocolate biscuits are able to free me from tireless atmosphere.

However, things that make you happy don't really promise you weight loss. Therefore, there are researches on chocolate diet to eat it without weight gaining. This post is simple, a simple guide to learn more about chocolate products. 

First, try to sort out several items that make from chocolate. For example, added chocolate dairy products (milk), chocolate ice-cream, and chocolate biscuit or pure chocolate. After that, you got to learn how to differentiate them, then here are the most important tips. Read the nutrition label of those items. Here, I would show some example through picture which I capture from those items. From the nutrition label, try to figure out sugar per servings and the fats included trans fat and saturated fat.

According to WHO guidelines, I do recommend female to take maximum 7 tsp sugar in a day which is equal to 35g while for male can consume up to 10 tsp which is equal to 50g (depends on individual body size and calories intake). For fat, just try to choose those products which are free from Trans fat (high trans fat when > 13g/100g) and low saturated fat (high saturated fat when exceed 4g/100g).  You can just follow back my previous post about food label.

Above is an example of chocolate flavour milk. Lactose is a type of natural milk sugar, however, it contains sucrose which is a type of added sugar with 11.8g for 1 serving (250ml)/ 1 packet. which means it can provide around 2tsp of sugar. For fat, it contains around 5.3g which is considering low fat milk. thus, 1 packet of chocolate milk provides 185Kcal.

The sample above is about chocolate biscuit. It doesn't mention about sugar content but it shows that 4 pieces will supply 97Kcal and 1g of saturated fat. Actually, we tend to unaware that the pieces of biscuit we consume during TV times or party (can up to 10 pieces). If we ate 10 pieces, you already take 242Kcal with 2.5g saturated fat. It is almost 16% of energy intake if it is based on 1500 Kcal per day and it is just a snack that for you to kill some time and you still need others important nutrients such as fiber, vitamin or minerals for daily life.

I will post another article on more chocolate products this week and hopefully more readers will understand the importance of nutrition fact behind every chocolate product.


首先,尝试尽可能列出任何物品含有巧克力的食品。例如,添加了巧克力奶制品(牛奶),巧克力冰淇淋,巧克力饼干或纯巧克力在此之后,尝试把他们两个类别,包括健康和不健康的。如果你问我,我应该如何去区分,那么在这里是最重要的提示读这些项目的营养标签。在这里,我想通过图片展示一些例子。从营养标签,尝试阅读和分析每份量的糖和脂肪的数字,包括反式脂肪和饱和脂肪根据世界卫生组织的指引,建议女性可以一天食用最多7 茶匙糖等于35克的,而男性可高达10茶匙等于50克,这根据于个别体重和热量的摄入。那脂肪尽量选择低反式脂肪(高反式脂肪是13g/100g)和低饱和脂肪(饱和脂肪含量高是4g/100g)。你可以按照我以前的帖子,有关食品标签获取更多详情。



1 comment:

  1. Oh you always post some awesome posts on chocolate products. And this is one of the free papers and essays on this i have ever read on the internet. i had no idea about these stats either.