Chocolate: how good and bad is the world’s favorite treat?
Deliciously decadent and sinfully seductive, chocolate is one of the world’s favorite treats. Indeed, its unique, rich, and sweet taste is enjoyed by millions. But how good and bad is this guilty pleasure?
Browse the gallery and find out the health benefits and risks of chocolate, as outlined by Medical News Today.
Chocolate and your health
Key points to remember about chocolate consumption is that it has long been associated with ailments such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, and hypertension. Oh, and did somebody mention weight gain?
A guilty pleasure?
But next time you bite into this heavenly treat, don’t feel so guilty— there are some surprising health benefits associated with this sweet sensation.
Researchers believe chocolate’s antioxidant potential may have a range of health benefits.
In its overview, NCBI cites the recent discovery of biologically active phenolic compounds in cocoa…