The verdict is in: Chocolate is good for you... in moderation.
Not only is chocolate not fattening, but European researchers report that in their study of 1,458 teens, eating a lot of it was associated with lower levels of body fat. The secret? Chocolate is high in catechins, plant compounds that may increase insulin sensitivity -- helping to keep weight down.
But catechins don't turn the treat into a diet food: Best to limit yourself to one ounce a day.
More from Good Housekeeping:
How to Organize Absolutely Everything
- 10 Foods That Make You Sleepy and 10 That Keep You Up
- 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make Putting on Eyeliner