Eat Chocolate for Lower BMI

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    New research from the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence study found that the flavonoids contained within chocolate are associated with lower BMI in individuals.

    New research from the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence, geeze, or HELENA study, revealed that higher consumption of chocolate is associated with a lower amount of body fat and less abdominal fat, regardless of physical activity, diet and other factors.  Why?  Say thank you to flavonoids.  These are important antioxidant, antithrombotic, anti-inflammatory and antihypertensive effects.  Another benefit besides a better BMI?   These flavonoids help prevent heart disease and cardiometabolic disorders.   Researchers said the biological effect of foods should not just be evaluated just in terms of calories.  That’s what I often say too!  But as with everything else in this world, they recommend moderate quantities of chocolate adding “you can have too much of a good thing.”