Perhaps, says new research… In a recent study from the New England Journal of Medicine consumption per capita. Interesting!
Switzerland had the most Nobel Prize winners per 10 million people and the greatest chocolate consumption per capita, which was 14 pounds per year. Sweden was a close second, Denmark was third and the US fell somewhere in the middle.
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Whether these new findings are pure coincidence or not, I don't know. But I think we all rejoice in the underlying message: Chocolate is good for you. Yes, you've heard it before, but as a self-proclaimed (dark) chocolate fanatic, I don't think I'll ever grow tired of hearing it.
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In addition to being associated with helping lower blood pressure and heart disease, the flavanoids (antioxidants) found in cocoa has been known to boost brain power and reduce age-related brain decline. So go ahead, enjoy a bar guilt-free.
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Will you feel less guilty now for eating the sweet treat? You're welcome.