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Good and Bad Effect of Chocolate Cookies Over Health?

Updated on June 26, 2011

Delicious Chocolate Cookies

Chocolates and cookies both are mouth watering and if they are combined’ no one can stop the tendency to have it. That much delicious it is. Cookies are made up by a perfect blend of sugar and butter which is delicious and nutritious. Chocolates are rather more tasty and nutritious too.

Benefits of Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is an antioxidant that can protect our heart and boost heart health. Both chocolates and cookies are high in calorific value and so a good source of energy. The sugars in it make it a source of instant energy suppliers.

Unfortunately even the most nutritious foods can lose their healthy edge when other things are added to them. When you add high calorie, high fat ingredients to the chocolate you decrease the benefits and can gain weight. A chocolate cookie has the health benefits of energizer but it is also high in sugar and saturated fat, which can lead to weight gain and increase your risk of heart disease.

Chocolate Cookies Good Or Bad For Health

Anything made primarily of butter and sugar should be treated as an occasional dessert -- not a healthy snack. Cookies are all about 100 to 150 calories per ounce. Calorie-wise there's no difference between a chocolate chip cookie and a cookie made out of other nutrients- even a whole grain cookie which contains fibers. Whole grains help you feel full longer and have fiber and nutrients such as B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium and selenium; however that too is not good for health as the rest of the added contents are excess packets of fats and sugars.

A recent international study reported that people who are obese take more calories and take sweets and fats more frequently than non-obese individuals. The more cookies, the more calories they take in -- specifically sweet and fatty foods.

In an age where obesity is on everyone's mind, snacking with cookies gets a bad rap; but according to nutrition experts, there are some alternatives that can be done with cookies and thus make it good for you. Cookies that are lower in calories, make a better choice, but again, they're no health food at 55 calories per cookie (1/2 ounce) instead reduce the risk by half. Other thing we can adopt is to have small cookies as possible as we can; although because each cookie is smaller you feel like you're getting more.

What is My Opinion on Chocolate Cookies

Having more sugars and fats increases the risk of health problems like

  • heart diseases
  • high cholesterol level in blood
  • reduce the inner surface of blood vessels due to plaques and cause blocks
  • increases the chance of obesity
  • and so on………

And Hence a better advise……….stay away…………………!


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    • LensMan999 profile image

      LensMan999 4 years ago from Trans-Neptunian region

      Hi HP Roychoudhury and Leachy79,

      As Leachy said cookies are loved by almost all.

      Thanks for your comments.

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      Vivi 6 years ago

      How much of chocolate chips in your opinion equals one serving? What's your recommended number of servings?

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      Leachy79 7 years ago from Aylesbury, Bucks, England

      Sorry Lensman {munch}, I just can't stop myself {munch munch}. I LOVE COOKIES TOO MUCH!!!

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      H P Roychoudhury 7 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Hi LensMan,I congratulate you for writing a hub in response to my question and nicely clearing the doubt in taking the Chocolate Cookies.