We’ve discussed the health benefits of my favorite bean before. But a British physician has gone one better:
“Roger Corder, a professor of experimental therapeutics, is so convinced of the possible benefits of dark chocolate that he has asked for permission to test the theory as part of the treatment for 40 cardiovascular patients.”
According to the experts, the anti-oxidants in chocolate have the ability to dampen LDL (bad cholesterol) levels.
The downside – if there is one – is that the chocolate “doses” are relatively small (about 3 tenths of an ounce, or one M&M). The article also notes that “it is probably wrong to say that all dark chocolate is good for you.” And, they’re still trying to determine which brand works best.
Unfortunately for your intrepid correspondent, the study is being conducted across the pond. Still, I eagerly await the results.