Chocolate addicts have one more reason to justify their passion thanks to new research published by the American Heart Association.
Researchers have found a relationship between daily chocolate consumption and heart health, according to recent findings presented at the scientific sessions of the 2016 Epidemiology / Lifestyle Association.
The study focused on the eating habits and lifestyle of more than 1,100 adults 18 to 69 years old over the course of two years and determined that consuming 100 mg of chocolate per day correlates with enzymes that are less resistant to liver insulin, risk indicators of heart disease.
Chocolate lovers are more likely to be younger, more physically active and have fewer chronic health problems than those who did not participate, according to the study.
Research is the last one that supports chocolate as part of a healthy diet. Last month, a study published in the Appetite magazine concluded that eating chocolate on a regular basis leads to better cognitive function - including more memory, spatial organization and reasoning ability.
Delish.com reports that the positive effects of our favorite dessert are due to cocoa flavonoids. Dark chocolate (30% to 70% cocoa) contains the highest levels of flavonoids, also present in grapes, apples and red wine.
Now, if you'll excuse me, we have an excuse to eat chocolate.
Via: House Beautiful US