Sunday, March 23, 2014

Now You Can Eat Lots Of Chocolate ....

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Lots of dark chocolate at least. Here's why, certain bacteria in our stomach ferment cocoa into anti-inflammatory compounds that is good for our heart. It also reduces the long term risk of stroke. Need any more reasons to eat dark chocolate?

That's the latest findings Dr John Finley and his colleagues from Louisiana State University presented at a national meeting of the American Chemical Society.

How can you put these findings to use immediately? Before you go and gorge all the dark chocolate you can get your hands on, the authors suggest that it is important to stick to unsweetened raw cocoa powder. Best way is to mix it in oatmeal or a smoothie. Or make sue your dark chocolate has a high percentage of cocoa to get the most health benefits.

Have a look at the paper from the American Chemical Society

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