Chocoholics Rejoice — Harvard Says It’s Good for You
I'd like to give this study out of Harvard my official seal of approval. Basically, a recent study conducted at Harvard has declared that eating a chocolate bar up to six times a week is really good for you. How can you beat that? If you're a true chocolate fan, read on.
According to the results of the study, eating a simple chocolate bar up to six times a week is good for your heart health. How true. But eating chocolate actually lowers your risk of developing an irregular heartbeat.
It turns out that chocolate can help prevent atrial fibrilation. You may have experienced this from time to time.It feels like your heart is fluttering and having the condition doubles your chances of having a heart attack or stroke.
The study says that people who eat chocolate up to six times a week can actually lower there chances of developing an irregular heart beat by 23%. Now that is a very significant number. There's more good news.
It doesn't really matter what kind of chocolate you eat. You don't have to go shell out for the top of the line products and, our friend, the plain old Hershey bar works as well as Godiva.
Medical researchers have long touted the health benefits of dark chocolate, but this study was conducted in Denmark where plain old milk chocolate is popular and it doesn't make any difference. As long as it's chocolate, you can reap the health benefits.
One word of warning goes along with this story and that is that there is a fat content to deal with, so don't go over the top with the chocolate bars. Keep in mind that the serving size suggested in the study is 1 ounce. A regular Hershey bar is 1.5 ounces. Not to spoil the fun, but the fat content is something to be aware of.
Stock up on Hershey bars and tell everyone it's part of your new heath regimen.