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If you’re like me and have a chocolate monkey on your back and are hopelessly addicted to dark chocolate, this makes perfect sense. If you’re thinking that this is a little scary and sounds like someone who needs professional help, all I can say is that there’s evidence now that chocolate is not only a great anti-oxidant, it also helps keep your heart healthy. (more…)
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A recent study from Italy showed that people who ate a moderate amount of dark chocolate had a significant reduction in a risk for heart disease. Does this mean that you should stop what you’re doing and move to Italy and eat dark chocolate? Yes!
Does this mean you should eat more dark chocolate? If you can limit yourself to 1 – 3 small pieces each week, not each day, then researchers found a decrease in CRP levels. CRP is C-Reactive Protein and high levels are associated with heart disease.