Gym trainers or dietitians often ask us not to consume chocolates on a weight-loss diet plan. As diet plays a vital role to keep our day-to-day life healthy while reducing health risks, you must avoid eating chocolates as much as possible. It is because chocolate receives many bad presses due to the presence of high fat and sugar content. It not only contributes to obesity but also increases the risk of high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, diabetes. Additionally, it also causes acne to pop up.
If you have a sweet tooth and eat chocolate daily, resulting in obesity, and you want to shed some pounds, you can build a good habit by picking a bar of dark chocolates or simply preparing a yummy dessert out of it. Dark chocolate has a rich source of antioxidants and minerals. It usually contains less sugar than milk chocolate. Although some research suggests that dark chocolate may help minimise the risk of inflammation, heart disease, and insulin resistance while improving brain function, it is a high calorie-dense food due to sugar and fat in the form of cocoa butter.
Therefore, limit yourself and try out the below healthy chocolate dessert recipes when you have an unbearable sugar rush.
Banana Chocolate Bites
Bananas contain fibre, proteins, vitamin B, copper and magnesium, banana chocolate bites are a nutritious option for you. Take a bar of dark chocolates, melt it in a double boiler or microwave, and dip sliced bananas in the chocolate. Refrigerate it for a few hours and then serve it.
Ragi Chocolate Cake
If you miss having a cake while being on the weight loss program, consider making a cake using ragi instead of regular flour. To make ragi chocolate cake, break chocolate compounds and melt them. Add eggs, butter, and a little bit of sugar to the mixture and whisk well. Then sift ragi flour and baking powder and keep folding the mixture. After that, bake the mixture in a preheated oven at 100-degree Celcius for 20 to 30 mins. Once it is done, cool the ragi chocolate cake and serve it.
Oatmeal is considered to be healthy. If you are bored with your regular oat bowl, you can add some chocolate along with cocoa powder, maple syrup, chia seeds and honey, and create new oatmeal for breakfast. It’s a simple dessert recipe. Mix cocoa powder and oats, and add milk and honey to it. Then stir the mixture well after adding chia seeds (optional). Garnish it with crushed almonds or layer it with berries after refrigerating it overnight