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Eat Chocolate — Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

Posted in Culture by TeeJaw on Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 3: 07 PM

Another study on the health benefits of regular chocolate eating. It may cut the risk of heart disease by a third, and it is also thought to inhibit oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Milk chocolate found in candy bars, i.e., the kind that tastes good, is not the one that confers health benefits. There’s always a catch, right?

It’s dark chocolate high in cocoa (70-85%) and low in sugar that cuts heart risk by as much as a third. That’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that it doesn’t taste as good as milk chocolate. The good news is that you aren’t likely to pig out on it which would negate the health effects. One or two square inches a day may be all you’ll want. Works for me.

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