Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

OK, so I pla­gia­rised this in­for­ma­tion from an ar­ti­cle on the in­ter­net, but I thought you might want some good news to ease the guilt af­ter your Easter binge. Here are three rea­sons to eat more choco­late. 1. It's good for the heart and cir­cu­la­tion. A study found that dark choco­late helps re­store flex­i­bil­ity to ar­ter­ies while also pre­vent­ing white blood cells from stick­ing to the walls of blood ves­sels - both com­mon causes of artery clog­ging. 2. It re­duces risk of stroke. Re­searchers in Fin­land have found that eat­ing choco­late low­ers the risk of suf­fer­ing a stroke - by a stag­ger­ing 17 per cent av­er­age in the group of men they tested. 3. It re­duces choles­terol. Con­sump­tion of co­coa has been shown to re­duce lev­els of bad choles­terol (LDL) and raise lev­els of good choles­terol, po­ten­tially low­er­ing the risk of car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease. There you go. You can fin­ish off the choco­late bunny now. Start your health kick to­mor­row.

Rick Lee - Re­gional Edi­tor

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