Most of us don’t need a reason to eat chocolate, we eat it because it tastes good and makes us feel good. But there are also health benefits to eating chocolate they may encourage anti-chocoholics to change their point of view and indulge like the rest of us.
By now you’re wondering what the catch is, because nothing that tastes so good as chocolate can be good for us without a catch. There is a catch.
Only a small amount of chocolate, one ounce, is needed to derive the health benefits. Eating more than one ounce a day will provide a boost in energy, but may detract from the heart-healthy benefits because excess chocolate consumption increases fat and calorie intake which may lead to weight gain. Excess weight gain would nullify the reduction in heart disease that the first ounce of chocolate had provided.
According to Beneful, dark chocolate has typically been promoted as being more heart healthy than milk chocolate, but more people prefer the taste of milk chocolate. Either type, eaten in moderation, has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.