The reports on the health benefits of chocolate keep on coming and so far no scientist has come out with his/her own study debunking it. A new Dutch study of older men "indicates those who eat the equivalent of a third of a chocolate bar every day have lower blood pressure and a reduced risk of death."
A "reduced risk of death?" Maybe the conclusions have gone a bit too far, but the benefits of chocolate, especially the dark kind keep getting better and better. But, it seems all kinds of chocolate have benefits which come from something called flavanols which improve the function of the blood vessels.
Whatever the science behind the study, I say hurray. I already break off two pieces of a Fannie May milk chocolate bar as dessert each night and now, for sure, the MAtH (man about the house) is going to get his two pieces as well. Fannie May has begun selling a dark chocolate candy bar so we may try that too. Ambrosia!
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