Posted by: Sabio Lantz | May 31, 2010

Chocolate

Chocolate contains healthy components including flavonoids and procyanidins.

Article reviews on potential benefits of chocolate:

  • Decrease risk of stroke: 22% lower risk with one serving per week and 45% reduction in death from stroke if 50 gm per week. My Lindt bars are 100 gms and this study did not differentiate dark from milk chocolate. So for dark chocolate (90%) the right dose 20 grams (2 large squares of the 10 squares to a bar) every three days is probably good.
  • Chocolate improves erectile dysfunction (ED) (I will have to find the study). ED, like stroke is due to poor vasculature.

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