Chocolate Keeps You Thin And Healthy [New Study]


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Moderation is the key to any healthy diet, but new research published in the March edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine, suggests that considerable amounts of chocolate may be the key to staying thin and maintaining healthy body functioning.

Comparing two groups of healthy people, both of whom exercised regularly (3.5 times per week) and ate a balanced diet, researchers found the group who consumed chocolate more frequently maintained a healthier body mass index (BMI). In other words, keeping all else the same, chocolate eaters were thinner.

Of course this doesn't mean eating chocolate will make you healthier, it just suggests that among already healthy people, people who eat balanced diets and get exercise, chocolate seems to enhance their body functions. I did not have access to the entire study so I cannot share the particulars, but if you have a resolution to get in shape, chocolate may not be something you need to cut out.

What I will tell you as a general warning, eating a lot of anything won't make you thinner regardless of how healthy it may be. If you eat an entire bag of potato chips and wash it down with some carrots and fruit juice, you'll still end up overweight from consuming more calories than you need to maintain healthy functioning.

As I started the story with, moderation is the key to a balanced diet. In this case, I am just pointing out the fact that chocolate may have some health benefits that we have yet to fully realize.

Here's what folks on Twitter had to say about the news on Chocolate:

i have been on the chocolate keeps you thin diet and you know what….it works… family bag of Maltersers and a frys cream ever night...(image) 1 hour ago via Twitter for Mac ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Journal of Internal Medicine: new medical study suggests eating lots of chocolate keeps you thin. (Filed under "when control groups lie")(image) 5 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Been doing this for years! 🙂 RT @FoodforMyFamily Eating chocolate regularly keeps you thin: new on @Babblefood(image) 6 hours ago via Timely by Demandforce ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

If eating chocolate keeps you thin why am I not a size 0?(image) 8 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Funded by Hershey's & Cadbury... RT @Drudge_Report: STUDY: Eating lots of chocolate keeps you thin... 18 hours ago via HootSuite ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

chocolate keeps you thin? Next they'll be saying bacon prevents heart disease. 23 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

If eating chocolate really keeps you thin, then how do you explain Kim Kardashian(image) 23 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

RT @Drudge_Report: STUDY: Eating lots of chocolate keeps you thin... (I'm noticing the same with potato chips. )(image) 1 day ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

@dickstar The myths I live my life by: chocolate makes you thin, boozing every day makes you live longer, sex keeps you young.(image) 2 days ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto