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10 Interesting Facts About Chocolate

Chocolate is one of those dreamy foods that almost everyone loves. It is the favorite of children, as well as adults. People of all walks of life tend to enjoy a good square of delicious chocolate. And it’s popular all over the globe. Chocolate isn’t a simple food. There are entire books, websites, documentaries and podcasts devoted to chocolate and its delectable intricacies. Though we could fill our own book of interesting facts about chocolate, we’ve chosen just ten facts that we thought were the most fascinating to share with you. Enjoy!

Should Dark Chocolate Be Eaten By Those With Graves’ Disease and Hashimoto’s?

The chocolate industry is massive globally, with countries such as Switzerland and the United States eating large amounts of the sweet stuff. The largest consumption is in the former, with the average Swiss enjoying about 9.1kg of this food annually. The rest of the world may not be as much into chocolate, but it is evident that many people like having a bite occasionally.

Chocolate Flavonols: A Sweet Treat That is Good for Your Heart?

Far off the coast of Panama, on a remote island, there lives a native tribe called the Kuna, who maintain remarkably good health.

Despite their daily indulgence in decadent treats, they have six times less incidence of heart attack, 17 times less incidence of stroke, and 18 times less incidence of cancer than their mainland contemporaries.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, Kunas that are retirement-age and older have blood pressure rates that rival those of any healthy 20-year old.

Supreme Court: Former Child Slaves Used in Cocoa Production Can Sue Nestle

Carey Wedler, Posted on January 13, 2016
On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled a lawsuit filed by former child slaves against mega-corporation Nestle can move forward. The decision finalizes a lower court’s prior ruling, which Nestle previously attempted to overturn in an attempt to halt suits from individuals who worked in the African cocoa trade as children.

Can We Reduce Wrinkles With Cocoa?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D., 12/02/2015
The good news keeps on coming. After a large study found that coffee can save your life (well, not really, but coffee drinkers had lower mortality rates), a new study suggests cocoa can make your skin supple and radiant during that long, happy life, brought to you by 3-5 coffee cups a day.

Eating chocolate can protect you from heart attacks and strokes

By Lilley: (NaturalNews) Chocolate lovers, rejoice: researchers have found that eating chocolate can have a positive impact on your health. In a study involving nearly 158,000 men and women, they determined that a correlation existed between the consumption of chocolate and a diminished risk of stroke and heart attacks.

Chocolate's health effects to be tested by scientists over next four years


Much has been said about the health benefits of chocolate, and a new study set to take place over the next four years could help clarify whether or not all the hype surrounding this sweet treat is really substantiated. Sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), as well as Mars Inc., maker of Snickers and M&M's, the study will evaluate the effects of high-dose cocoa flavanols in human test subjects to see if chocolate really can prevent heart attacks and strokes as claimed.