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Why Chocolate Is Healthy


We've long heard that eating dark chocolate can be good for our health. But now, researchers believe they know why.

The Louisiana State study found bacteria in the stomach eat the dark chocolate, ferment it and turn it into anti–inflammatory compounds that are good for our health.

There are already antioxidants and even a little fiber in cocoa powder which is healthy to begin with. When these are absorbed by the body, they help to cut down inflammation in cardiovascular tissue, which lowers long term risk of stroke.

And, if you want to bump it up a notch, the study found when you combine the dark chocolate with solid fruits you get even more health benefits.

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