Friday, October 24, 2008

Chocolate is Good for You

There is evidence that dark chocolate is healthy for you in a variety of ways:

1) May reduce high blood pressure and improve other cardiac risk factors:

Here's a reference to an article in JAMA, one of the world's leading medical journals:

2) Here's a whimsical reference to a study suggesting that pregnant women who eat chocolate end up having babies with more positive temperaments, also these women may be more resilient to stress during the pregnancy

However, it should be acknowledged that many people have trouble moderating their chocolate intake. For some people with atypical depression or eating disorders, excessive chocolate consumption can be part of their unhealthy eating behaviours. Yet, it pleases me to know that chocolate (dark chocolate, or cocoa, in particular) is good for you (in moderation of course)

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