Is chocolate bad for you?

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2015-05-08 13:23:43

Chocolate is not very good for you. Don't eat too much of it too

often or you will get sick and fat. Only a little bit once in a

blue moon wouldn't hurt you.

According to Dr. Andrew Weil, "My preferred way to get the

health benefits chocolate has to offer is enjoying an ounce or two

of dark chocolate that's 70 percent cocoa several times a week. You

have no cause for concern about the fat in dark chocolate - it is

stearic acid, a type of saturated fat that does not raise

cholesterol levels. And chocolate that is 70 percent cocoa does not

contain much sugar."

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2010-06-09 23:13:23

Chocolate is not nutritionally bad as such. But it is high in

sugar and fat, and contains relatively few other valuable

nutrients. Recently, very dark chocolate has been found to provide

anti-oxidants, but it is still high in calories. So all chocolate

should be eaten responsibly, in small amounts, as a special treat

rather than as a daily habit.

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