A new study says that having chocolate in moderation is actually healthy for you.

That doesn’t mean though you should run out and by $180 worth of chocolate, though.

Researchers from Mount Sinai analyzed five different studies with 575,000 people participating. Results showed that eating up to three bars of chocolate each month could cut a person's risk of heart failure by 13 percent.

Once again though, the key word is moderation.

On the flip side, those who ate chocolate every day saw a different result. Their risk of heart failure actually increased by 17 percent. Dr. Chayakrit Krittanawong, the lead researcher at Mount Sinai, explains, "I believe that chocolate is an important dietary source of flavonoids which are associated with reducing inflammation and increasing good cholesterol."

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He continues, "However, chocolate may have high levels of saturated fats. Therefore, moderate consumption is recommended at this moment. If you have a sweet tooth, make it an occasional small treat and go for dark chocolate with the highest cocoa content."

But for any foodie, that is easier said than done.

 

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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