Doctor Amelichkina advised eating milk chocolate no more than 20 grams per day

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Milk chocolate is less beneficial to the body than bitter chocolate, reminded gastroenterologist Margarita Amelichkina.

Many people eat chocolate every day. Doctor Amelichkina advised to carefully monitor the quantity of this delicacy consumed. Doctor Amelichkina advised eating no more than 20 grams of milk chocolate per day, as it contains a lot of fat and sugar.

“It is not recommended to eat more than 30 grams of dark chocolate or 15-20 grams of milk chocolate per day,” – said the specialist to Gazeta.Ru.
Amelichkina warned that regularly eating chocolate in quantities exceeding this could contribute to the appearance of excess body fat and the onset of diabetes. In addition, such a habit increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and liver problems.

“With caution, without exceeding the recommended doses, chocolate can be consumed by people with hypertension or gout, people with gastroesophageal reflux disease and those for whom this product causes symptoms such as heartburn,” the specialist added.
The doctor recalled that the benefits The health benefits of chocolate are determined by the content of cocoa, a source of antioxidants. Most cocoa is found in its dark and bitter varieties – bars with a cocoa level of 70% and above are preferred. Milk and white chocolate are significantly inferior in this regard to bitter chocolate; it should be consumed only to a minimum.

Earlier, the portal wrote that chocolate can improve protection against vascular diseases after 50 years.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

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