YAY OF THE DAY: EATING CHOCOLATE IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH!
In a study of middle-aged people, eating 3.5 ounces of chocolate every day — milk or dark — translated to a 29 percent lower risk of heart disease and a 23 percent lower risk of stroke. The flavonoids in chocolate have anti-inflammatory properties, and the fatty acids contribute to good heart health.
Five healthier ways to indulge: 1. Dip a banana in melted chocolate and freeze overnight for a tasty dessert. 2. Use dark chocolate chips in a batch of low-fat oatmeal cookies. 3. Spread Nutella on a fat-free graham cracker. 4. Grab a small handful of chocolate-covered almonds. 5. Shave dark chocolate on top of plain Greek yogurt and top with raspberries.