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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

HEALTHY LIVING WITH JANICE - THE CHOCOLATE DIET?


Have you ever heard of the Chocolate Diet? No, eating chocolate all day won’t help you shed the pounds (unfortunately!) However, a recent study out of the University of California in San Diego found that people who regularly ate chocolate weighed 5-7 pounds less than people who didn’t eat chocolate. No one knows why, and there will be further studies to try to figure that out. However, we now know we shouldn’t feel guilty treating ourselves to a daily nibble. We already know that dark chocolate is packed with heart-healthy antioxidants, and now we don’t have to worry about packing on the pounds when we indulge our sweet tooth. Just do so in moderation.

2 comments:

Edith Maxwell said...

I have two pieces of dark chocolate every day after lunch whether I need it or not! (Well, I always enjoy it, of course...) Glad to know it's helping keep my weight down.

ANASTASIA POLLACK said...

Hi Edith--
So many things we enjoy are bad for us. It's nice when something turns out to be beneficial, isn't it?