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Chocolate Lovers Rejoice!

It's fair to say most of us love chocolate to a greater or lesser extent… certainly here at Out of This World we are all chocolate connoisseurs having become very familiar with the huge range of vegan, raw, organic, fairtrade, and sugar free chocolate we stock.

We were therefore very happy to read the reults of a huge study into the health benefits of a daily chocolate bar. As reported in mainstream media including The Daily Express eating chocolate every day can cut the risk of heart disease and stroke.

A daily ration of 100g per day gives a rejuventating benefit and prolongs life according to a british study. The advice goes against the commonly held belief that chocolate is bad for you. Cocoa rich dark chocolate has long been associated with healing powers because it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Yet this recent study of over 25,000 men and women appear to show the advantages are more common than first thought and are even abundant in milk chocolate!

The findings are based on a 12yr study tracking the impact of diet on the long term health of 25,000 men and women. Compared with those who ate no chocolate, a higher intake was linked to an 11% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 25% lower risk of death. The highest intake was also linked to a 23% lower risk of stroke.

So take heart in the fact that theres no need to feel guilty about youre daily dose of chocolate in fact it may pay to increase your intake….if so we have possibly Yorkshires biggest and best range of ‘healthy’ chocolate options including raw, vegan, organic, sugar free, low GI, and even locally made.

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