CHOCOHOLICS will be licking their lips thanks to a new study showing their favourite food could have even more health benefits than previously thought. Researchers found that high levels of chocolate consumption could cut a person's chances of developing heart problems by more than one third. The findings follow previous studies touting chocolate's ability to reduce blood pressure, improve brain function and lower cholesterol.
Dieticians Association of Australia (DAA) and the National Heart Foundation of Australia spokeswoman Julie Gilbert said people should limit themselves to 20 grams or four small squares of chocolate a day.Read more: HERE"We don't know why it's so good for our heart and there's more research to do. But for some people it makes them feel good and that's an important thing because it may stop them from over-eating other things that contribute to weight gain like takeaways or doughnuts."
I always four two squares of Bournville (dark chocolate) before I begin exercises. Not as an energy boost but more to help me feel good. As with all stories praising chocolate there are a few warnings in the report.