Good news, apparently eating chocolate is healthy!
Researchers have found evidence that eating about 100g of dark chocolate every day can help prevent heart attacks and strokes in people with metabolic syndrome.
It’s well known that cardiovascular disease is the primary root of death worldwide. Dark chocolate contains at least 60% cocoa solids, which makes it rich in components called polyphenols, especially flavonoids, which is known to have heart protecting effects.
In Melbourne, Australia a group of researchers studied this matter extensively. They used a mathematical model to guess the lasting health effects of the consumption of chocolate every day. They used it in 2,013 people who suffer from high risks of heart disease.
The research illustrated that eating dark chocolate everyday might potentially prevent 85 fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes, per 10,000 people treated over 10 years.
The study showed that this can only help if it’s dark chocolate that contains at least 60% cocoa rather than milk or white chocolate.
Dr Paul Lewandowski, senior lecturer at Deakin University’s School of Medicine, said:”eating 100g of dark chocolate a day would do no harm but it had to be part of a healthier lifestyle”.