White chocolate is made primarily of cocoa butter, sugar and milk , which makes it too rich in saturated fats. This type of chocolate is rich in calcium, but , unfortunately, does not make it healthy . The lack of sufficient nutrients , high calorific value and a higher proportion of sugar and fat compared to milk and dark chocolates makes it highly unadvisable . Even its rare consumption is detrimental to health .
100 mg of a white chocolate contain 458 calories and 27.2 g fat, 16.5 g of which are saturated . Saturated fats contribute to weight gain , increase in total cholesterol and accelerate the process of plaque deposition on the inner walls of blood vessels. This combined effect of saturated fat contributes greatly to the development of diabetes type -2 and a number of cardiovascular diseases , headed by hypertension.
That portion of 100 g white chocolate contains an average of 50.1 g of refined sugar. For men, it is unwise to consume more than 36 grams of sugar per day, and for women the situation is even worse : no more than 24 grams of sugar a day. Any amount exceeding this daily limit accelerates not only obesity but also tooth decay . Elevated levels of sugar in turn increase blood triglycerides , which further increases the risk of heart disease .
The only good thing that can be said for white chocolate but the taste is addressed to its abundance of calcium. For this, chocolate was prepared with large amounts of milk , 100 g thereof contain 189 mg calcium. Although not fully compensating for the harmful effects of other ingredients , calcium in white chocolate reduces the risk of hypertension , high cholesterol and heart problems.
Experts nutritionists do not recommend consuming more than 1-2 pieces of white chocolate daily. A good alternative is dark chocolate – it contains a lot less calories and sugar additives. Dark chocolate contains at least 60-69% cocoa, which protects the cardiovascular system and is good for digestion.