Eating 3 chocolate bars a month might make you live longer says study

Food 30/08/2018

A new study from the Icahn School of Medicine has found that eating 3 bars of chocolate a month might make you live longer - which is great news for chocoholics!

The researchers believe that having moderate cocoa is good for lowering inflammation and heart diseases.

"I believe that chocolate is an important dietary source of flavonoids which are associated with reducing inflammation and increasing good cholesterol," the researchers said.

"Most importantly, flavonoids can increase nitric oxide [a gas which expands blood vessels, helping circulation]."

"However, chocolate may have high levels of saturated fats. I would say moderate dark chocolate consumption is good for health."

Another food expert from the UK also chipped in, "This large-scale analysis suggests that enjoying a moderate amount of chocolate might protect you against heart failure, but too much can be detrimental." 

"If you have a sweet tooth, make it an occasional small treat and go for dark chocolate with the highest cocoa content."

So while binging on loads of chocolate might seem like a good idea, if you want to get the maximum benefits of the chocolate make sure you do it in moderation.

Source: Telegraph