Diabetic sweets – Nutritional value in Homemade Milk Chocolate

Diabetic sweets – Nutritional value in Homemade Milk Chocolate

Chocolate – the thing that drives happy hormones, pacifies a child, and makes a child out of an adult while craving for it. We all love chocolate and if we had to choose a diabetic sweet that actually has some benefits, we would choose diabetic chocolate…to be precise dark chocolate.

Including dark chocolate in a diabetic diet is known to have positive effects in promoting insulin sensitivity and assisting in lowering blood sugar levels.  Loaded with antioxidants like polyphenols, dark chocolate has many health benefits including:

  • Nutrition. Dark chocolate contains cooper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, selenium, and zinc
  • It contains highly potent antioxidants
  • It is known to reduce bad cholesterol and improve good cholesterol
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Some research suggests that dark chocolate might reduce the risk of heart problems
  • Dark chocolate is also known to improve brain function by improving blood flow to the brain   

When it comes to homemade milk chocolate, you can include it in your diabetes diet chart provided you use low-fat milk or almond milk, pure cocoa powder, and by replacing sugar with stevia extract. For taste, opt for pure vanilla extract. This makes it an easy-to-make and healthy diabetic sweet. As for manufactured diabetic chocolate, study the nutritional value table for the sweetener used and the amount of calories.

Calories in Homemade Milk Chocolate (100 gm.)

Calories 77 Kcal
Protein 3.52 gm.
Fat 2.34 gm.
Saturated Fat 1.43 gm.
Carbohydrate 10.74 gm.
Fiber 1 gm.
Sodium 44 mg.
Potassium 197 mg.
Calcium 114 mg.
Iron 0.42 mg.
Zinc 0.63 mg.

Vitamins in Homemade Milk Chocolate (100 gm.)

Vitamin A 51 μg.
Vitamin B2 0.18 mg.
Vitamin B6 0.04 mg.
Vitamin B9 5 μg.
Vitamin C 0.2 mg.
Active Vitamin D3 1.1 μg.