For this Friday food talk, we pick Klein’s Delights Dark Chocolate Almonds which I was tempted to put in my Instacart last time I ordered my groceries. Like many others, when I crave sweets or get stressed I also find some comfort indulging in these sweet treats. I have been indulging in them so much lately, so I decided to put them to the test with our Food Coach.
Not to my surprise, it turned out to be a yellow dot, healthy balanced food. And, I was really surprised and excited to see 0 gram added sugars in the food label. It tastes sweet enough to satisfy my sweet tooth and sounds too good to be true 🙂
Food Rating, Nutrition, and Health Profile
This food is rated as a yellow dot, healthy balance in our food rating system (Health Coach) due to the following healthy qualities that are known to promote positive health and wellbeing if consumed as a part of a healthy diet.
- Moderate in calories per serving
- Healthy balance of fat, saturated fat, and contains zero trans fat.
- Healthy balance of total carbohydrates and dietary fiber
- No added sugars and zero sodium
- No obvious food additives, artificial flavor or color
In addition, dark chocolates are also a great source of antioxidants that helps reduce the risk of many diseases including heart disease and certain cancers. Read more health benefits of dark chocolates here.
Dietitian Nutritionist Recommendations:
This food may be incorporated into your daily diet but should be consumed in moderation by keeping serving size in mind. No one food is perfect so you need to include foods from all food groups on a general healthy diet (whole grains, whole fruits, vegetables, lean meats, eggs, fish, beans, legumes, lentils and low fat dairy) with minimally added sugar, fat, salt and other food additives.
Also please be aware that –
- This food seems low in protein for its calorie level.
- This food is not a significant source of Calcium. Make sure you get this nutrient in your diet from other healthy food sources.
- This food is not a significant source of Iron. Make sure you get this nutrient in your diet from other healthy food sources.
- This food is not a significant source of Vitamin D. Make sure you get this nutrient in your diet from other healthy food sources and some safe sunlight exposure.
- This food is not a significant source of Potassium. Make sure you get this nutrient in your diet from other healthy food sources.
NOTE: The content on this page is for your general information only. Please note that everyone’s nutritional needs are different, so please consult with your health care provider before making any changes to your diet. Visit our Medical Nutrition Therapy service section for a customized nutrition plan to meet your personal medical needs to help you improve your health and wellness!