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Can I eat dark chocolate if I have fructose intolerance?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Researchers have found benefits to eating dark chocolate such as heart and blood pressure health. Processed chocolate, however, is made by combining the original substance with sugar and other ingredients such as cocoa and butter. Dark chocolate is no exception; the difference is that dark chocolate has a higher concentration of cocoa than other kinds of chocolate. If you have fructose intolerance, you should avoid all types of chocolate.

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