Eating Chocolate = Lower BMI!

Here’s a study that all of us with a sweet tooth should love…

In Time (4/9/12), they say:

Eating chocolate five or more times a week on a regular basis can translate to a one point drop in BMI on average, compared with those that don’t eat it.

It sounds too good to be true, but apparently chocolate can help the body absorb fewer calories from fat.

See the full study here.

(My question is why don’t I hear these messages from my health plan.)

And, for those of you that like salty snacks instead, the same page in Time talks about the fact that popcorn has more polyphenols by weight than fruits and vegetables. (Polyphenols can neutralize cancer causing free radicals.)

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