By GalTime Associate Producer Kendall Bitonte
Along with diamonds, most girls would agree that chocolate can really be a gal's best friend. But don't go splurging on this yummy candy for a good heart-to-heart ... According to Elisa Zied, registered dietitian and author of Nutrition at Your Fingertips, chocolate's benefits must be enjoyed in moderation to keep it "healthy." Here are some of her tips and guidelines on how to keep chocolate a sweet delight in your diet.
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1. An Ounce to Help Your Heart
"According to the most recent Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report, there's moderate evidence that eating modest amounts of dark chocolate or cocoa may be beneficial to your heart by reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease," Zied said. The key, however, is the word modest. Overindulging in any food is not healthy but since chocolate is a bit high in calories and fat, having more than deemed appropriate by dietary guidelinesRead More »from How Much Chocolate Can You Fit Into a Healthy Diet?