It tastes too delicious to be bad for you, and now science has confirmed what we’ve suspected all along – chocolate is actually good for you.
Giving chocoholics the green light to give into temptation without the guilts, research published in the British Journal of Nutrition has linked 100g of chocolate a day to reduced insulin resistance and improved liver enzymes.
If that isn’t good news enough, recent search published in the journal Appetite found that regular chocolate intake is also associated with better cognitive brain function, including a stronger memory and reasoning skills.
Simply put, eating 100g of chocolate a day can help you be healthier and smarter. Total win.
Before you go diving face-first into a box of Cadbury Favourites, experts say you need to pay attention to the type of chocolate you’re eating to get the proper health benefits – and that means zeroing in on dark chocolate.
“It is important to differentiate between the natural product cocoa and the processed product chocolate, which is an energy-dense food,” explains Professor Saverio Stranges.
“Therefore, physical activity, diet and other lifestyle factors must be carefully balanced to avoid detrimental weight gain over time.”