Even if you’ve heard the news about chocolate and heart-health before, it still sounds almost too good to be true, right?
Halloween is near, and as our collective thoughts turn to sweets, it’s nice to know there are sweet treats out there that can also boost health.
Before we all get too excited, keep in mind 2 big caveats in order to truly reap the benefits of enjoying chocolate for health:
- Adding chocolate to your diet must be done isocalorically (a fancy way of saying, “without increasing how many calories you eat for the entire day”).
- Choose dark chocolate (sorry, but the milk, sugar, and other fats in some varieties cancel out possible benefits).
Now that that’s out of the way, on the to the good stuff. (More…)