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The biggest health claim is that cocoa lowers blood pressure, but no study has proven that it reduces the risk of heart disease or attacks. And considering the added sugars it probably does more harm than good.
There is a dark side to chocolate making, with children working in hazardous conditions in cacao farms.
Widespread destruction of forests (deforestation) is also a grave concern.
Big Chocolate companies work behind the scenes to lobby and squash any laws that work against their interests.
Try to notice the texture of your chocolate. Is it smooth? Gritty? Is there texture? Rub your fingers on the chocolate and feel it.
Some chocolates that are silkier have more cocoa butter in them and those that have a rough feel might have been stone-ground.