Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Eating Chocolate Helps You To Stay Thin

CBS NEWS has reported the latest in Health Pop: Eating Lots of Chocolate helps People Stay Thin.

Published in the Archives of Internal Medicine:

"The researchers found that the participants - who were an average age of 57 - ate chocolate for an average of twice of week and exercised roughly 3.5 times per week. But the more frequent chocolate-eaters had smaller BMIs, a ratio of height and weight that's used to measure obesity.

What explains the effect? Even though chocolate can be loaded with calories, it's full of antioxidants and other ingredients that may promote weight loss, the researchers said"

*you can read more of the article HERE.

Did you notice, they didn't even say it had to be dark chocolate?

hmmmm... but it did mention exercising 3 times a week.

To which Mr. Cactus JOKINGLY replied "I knew it. Eventually they will discover that everything I love to eat is healthy for me."


Carol said...

And that makes me very HAPPY!

Unknown said...

Something that I do almost every day! Gotta have it!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I wonder how much we can eat of it every day LOL

em's scrapbag said...

What good news!
Lovin' your quilt in the last post! Perfect for a little boy!

•stephanie• said...

i could kiss those researchers!

Cindy said...

It's that exercising thing that gets one.

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, I DO like this study! Chocolate is a food group, you know. ;)