Raw chocolate is not more healthy, but cacao is definitely a healthy food if it is consumed moderately and with very minimal sugar. Especially if it is not cane sugar and the cacao is organically grown. I say the health factor of chocolate is related to the cacao content, not whether it has been roasted. Personally I'm inclined to say roasted is healthier, actually, except for eating the beans fresh out of the pod with the pulp. Cacao is a bitter food in it's natural state, and bitterness in nature is generally an indicator of mineral concentration. Chocolate was always consdered a "medicinal" food by the people who originally cultivated and consumed it for over 5000 years in drink form. Of course they usually consumed it bitter, only occasionally adding honey to sweeten, and mixing it with spices and herbs which have a stimulating effect on digestion and circulation.
By the way, fat is not bad for you, it is essential for protecting your cells and for nourishing your brain, plus lubricating your joints, rebuidling tissue especially in the liver, lining your gastrointestinal tract. Cacao butter is one of the healthiest and most stable fats on the planet. Sugar is the danger when it comes to health, it creates and feeds systemic infections that lead to inflammation and your body's slow decomposition from the inside out. Sugar is what makes you "fat"...well that and overeating, stress, lethargy, combining several food groups in one meal, environmental toxins and plasticizers in food, alcohol, lots of stuff. What people consider "fat" on the body is not actually fat at all, it is lymphatic blockage and build-up of toxic matter and yeast/mold/fungus/parasites in your body.
Just had to say that because I love chocolate and consider it one of the earth's most potent and powerful plants, of course as with any plant it must be grown and treated with respect not just in some massive full sun plantation being dumped with chemicals all the time. Imagine you were trying to raise a child to be strong and healthy and you just left him out in the tropical sunshine and bathed him in chemicals all day. Not gonna work.
updated by @jonathan-simpkins: 06/27/15 03:02:09PM