Here is the best story on nutrition in the history of stories on nutrition. Or at least since the red wine as cholesterol-lowering stories.
A study outlined on Web MD showed that eating dark chocolate keeps cholesterol from gathering in the blood vessels, reduces the risk of blood clots, helps prevent clogged arteries, reduces blood pressure, and improves insulin resistance.
It seems that dark chocolate is loaded with something called epicatechin, which is a member of compounds called flavoriods, but I pretty much skipped over that part like I did when they talked about not eating too much dark chocolate because of the calories. I figure I can always cut down on something else, like squash or eggplant.
I have a total passion for dark chocolate. Milk chocolate is ehhhh and I don’t even have sugar in the house because I never use it. But dark chocolate, my former guilty pleasure, is now good for me. Life doesn’t get better than that.
Of course, chocolate is something dogs should never eat, so I don’t feel guilty when I refuse to share.