YAY OF THE DAY: EAT­ING CHO­CO­LATE IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH!

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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.

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