DailyDirt: The Unquestioned Benefits Of Chocolate
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
In a few days, a lot of chocolate will be eaten by kids (and maybe their parents), and there will also be a lot of discounted candy and chocolate on sale in many grocery stores. Just so that we don’t feel too bad about indulging on Halloween treats, here are a few studies that might ease our guilt for a while.
- The chocolate consumption of an entire country can be correlated with the chances of winning Nobel prizes. This study brought to you by the Correlation Is Not Causation Foundation. Seriously. [url]
- Chocolate can be made even healthier by replacing its fat content with fruit juice. By the addition of a Pickering emulsion of fruit juices and milk, a low-fat chocolate can maintain its chocolatey taste and texture — which will just encourage chocoholics to eat even more chocolate than they should…. [url]
- If you’re looking for an excuse to eat more chocolate, a study of 1,000 adults found a correlation that people who eat chocolate more frequently tend to be thinner. To really complete this study, the researchers would need to compare chocolate eaters with non-chocolate eaters — and come up with a realistic chocolate placebo. [url]
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