This guilty pleasure may be as pleasureful for you as it is for your body. The cocoa in dark chocolate contains many flavanols that decrease blood pressure, heart disease risk, and insulin resistance.
In fact, cocoa is known as a “super fruit,” because it provides at least as much antioxidant activity as any other fruit (including keto-friendly berries).
However, this doesn’t mean that you have a free pass at eating as much dark chocolate as you’d like, especially on the ketogenic diet. Many chocolate products contain enough net carbs to kick you out of ketosis.
When buying chocolate or any cocoa product, read the label to make sure it has no added sugars and a minimal amount of carbs per serving.If you don’t like the taste of dark chocolate, then look for chocolates that derive their sweetness from healthy low-calorie sweeteners.