Better Homes and Gardens September 2012 page 174 Nutrition
"Chock it up
Go ahead and nibble a square off that stack. People who regularly enjoy chocolate weigh 5-7 pounds less than those who skip the sweet entirely, according to a study from the University of California, San Diego. Further research will explore the reason for the link, but why wait? An ounce or so a day makes a sensible treat. for a bonus nutrition boost, choose dark chocolate which is rich in heart-healthy antioxidants."
I haven't given it up, I just eat it rarely. I have no arthritis pain to use as an ex-er- reason to continue. I have it as a treat if I visit my bank, as they have a candy dish. I had a piece just yesterday. 1599 days ago
This is one healthy habit I wholeheartedly endorse! I also found that the higher the cacoa percentage, the more satisfied I am with a small amount. My new fave is Ghirardelli Intense Dark Midnight Reverie. It is 86% cacao. 1599 days ago
I have a new favorite since the Xocai is so expensive and hard for me to obtain. I am purchasing Endangered Species chocolate...72% cocoa Dark Chocolate with blueberries. The Xocai also has blueberries AND acai berries. I can get these at Kroger (still expensive but I LIKE these which I can't say about some of the others!) 1599 days ago
Arthritie Today mag. for N/D says the same but it has to be at least 65% dark chocolate. I quit months ago, I wonder if that's part of the reason for the high increase in pain. Wasn't near as bad when I was eating my Lindt. 1599 days ago